NASA’s Crew Space Transportation Building At KSC Gets Facelift From Boeing
By NASA.gov // August 27, 2015
former shuttle processing bay
BREVARD COUNTY • KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA – One of the former processing bays for the space shuttles at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida is getting a facelift this week as Boeing wraps the building that will be the production and processing home of its Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 spacecraft.
The interior of the Commercial Crew and Cargo Processing Facility, better known as the C3PF, is being outfitted for the precision demanded in assembling human-rated spacecraft and then processing the craft for flight.
The wrap, which will cover the front of the processing bay, will showcase the future Boeing intends to pursue with the CST-100 line. It is expected to take more than a week to complete the detailed illustration.
NASA’s Commercial Crew Program and Boeing have been working together to develop the spacecraft that would provide transportation for up to four astronauts at a time to the International Space Station.
The company can also use the CST-100 to carry equipment and supplies to the orbiting laboratory.
The payoff for NASA is an American-made and operated vehicle that will launch from Florida and allow crew research time on the station to double.
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