NASA Astronauts Test Out Boeing’s CST-100 Spacecraft

NASA astronaut climbs aboard a mock-up CST-100 spacecraft July 22 at The Boeing Company's Houston Product Support Center. (Credit: NASA)
NASA astronaut climbs aboard a mock-up CST-100 spacecraft July 22 at The Boeing Company’s Houston Product Support Center. (Credit: NASA)

NASA astronaut Serena Aunon put on her iconic orange launch-and-entry suit and climbed aboard The Boeing Company’s CST-100 mock-up to perform fit checks of the spacecraft’s interior. Aunon is one of two astronauts who will spend a few hours inside the capsule to test maneuverability while Boeing engineers monitor communications equipment, ergonomics and crew interfaces.

Boeing is one of three aerospace industry partners working with NASA’s Commercial Crew Program (CCP) during its Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) initiative, which is intended to make commercial human spaceflight services available for government and commercial customers. Stay tuned this afternoon to the CCP website for the first look at the interior of the CST-100.