Boeing has settled a deal with Space Florida for utilizing a processing facility at NASA'sKennedy Space Center to construct the Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 spacecraft, the significant step toward restoring the United States' ability to launch humans into space.
"The resources and expertise on the Space Coast are essential to our plans and this agreement solidifies our partnership with the state of Florida," said John Mulholland, Boeing vice president and program manager, Commercial Programs. "Boeing is committed to providing the most innovative, safest and cost-effective commercial space transportation system to NASA and other commercial customers, and adding the capabilities of the processing facility to our portfolio plays a big part in our plans." "Boeing and Space Florida continue our partnership in repurposing excess NASA facilities for future use by Boeing's Commercial Crew Program," said Frank Dibello, president and CEO, Space Florida. "With phase one complete, we look forward to finishing the next phase of facility modification."
In spring 2014, Boeing anticipates to move into C3PF.
Currently, the company revealed the full-scale CST-100 mock-up to the world in Houston.
Bigelow Aerospace formulated the Boeing's CST-100 spacecraft will shuttle astronauts to low-Earth-orbit locations like International Space Station and expandable space habitats.