Boeing today unveiled a full scale mock-up of the interior of its CST-100 manned capsule.


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The competition heats up: Boeing today unveiled a full scale mock-up of the interior of its CST-100 manned capsule.

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  • wodun

    It’s cool they threw Bigelow a bone. Probably a good story there.

  • Pzatchok

    The blue mood lighting is cute.

    I can see they found a way to save a few million on engineering and manufacturing.
    That high tech fire suppression system looks just like the ones we have at work all over the building. At least we know it will work and came in under budget.

  • Pzatchok

    Sorry I forgot one thing.

    They will probably charge NASA 10 million for the bracket to hold the fire extinguisher to the wall.

    Oh well that budgets gone too.

  • No, they will likely not charge NASA 10 million for that bracket. For the CST-100, Boeing is not on a cost-plus contract. It is fixed price, and NASA is not even paying the full cost. Boeing has to make an investment as well. This is why SpaceX and Orbital Sciences were able to build and launch Dragon and Antares so cheaply.

    The real question about Boeing here is whether that corporation, used to cost-plus contracts, will be willing to make the investment and take the risk. I have gotten mixed signals from them, suggesting they may not stick it out.

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