Boeing’s Melanie Weber Validates Design of CST-100 Starliner For Astronauts, Cargo

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CST-100 Starliner to carry crew, cargo to ISS

Melanie Weber has worked on the Starliner for 5 years and supports many elements of the interior design of the spacecraft including crew safety and protection. (NASA.gov image)

Melanie Weber has worked on the Starliner for 5 years and supports many elements of the interior design of the spacecraft including crew safety and protection. (NASA.gov image)

BREVARD COUNTY • KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA – Inside of Boeing’s Commercial Crew and Cargo Processing Facility is a full-size mock-up of the company’s CST-100 Starliner, a spacecraft under development in collaboration with NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.

The mock-up is more than just for looks as it makes the CAD drawing, or computer-aided design, of the vehicle a tangible reality.

It also allows engineers, like Boeing’s Melanie Weber, to have a physical model to test and validate the design of the spacecraft for astronauts and cargo.

Weber has worked on the Starliner for 5 years and supports many elements of the interior design of the spacecraft including crew safety and protection.

When the Starliner spacecraft launches on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 with astronauts headed for the International Space Station, Weber knows where her thoughts will be.

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“The whole time I’ll be thinking about the crew,” said Weber.

“Our team will have done everything we can to make sure that they arrive safely, and that they have a nice ride too.”

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