Boeing CST-100 Drop Test Video

Boeing and Bigelow Aerospace CST-100 Drop Test, Delamar Dry Lake Bed, NV

CST-100 is part of the Boeing Commercial Crew Transportation System (CCTS), which will transport people and cargo to the International Space Station (ISS), the Bigelow Aerospace Complex and other low Earth orbit destinations

  • therealdmt

    Looks like those guys are really into it. It’s not just a bunch of suits telling a team of corporate engineers to make another product. They’re big boys playing with dream toys.

    What a wack helicopter — it’d be fun enough just piloting that thing out in the desert, dropping capsules and whatnot!

    Come on SNC, let’s have some Dream Chaser drop tests! A cut down to two contenders is likely coming really soon, and how are even your biggest backers going to be able to justify you over Boeing’s effort?

    (Aviation Week said, iirc, those Dream Chaser drop tests are imminent, so here’s hopin’)

  • Nickolai

    I’m still working on figuring out accents, but the helicopter guy sounds like he’s from New Zealand?

  • Nickolai

    Yea, DC is at Mojave and they’ve definitely done some captive carry tests back near Denver, I don’t know if they’ve done any at Mojave. It’s a lot more work to drop test a spaceplane as compared to a capsule though, especially if it’s going to be unmanned.

  • Michael Vaicaitis

    South Africa

  • Nickolai