In the high bay where the space shuttle Discovery was once prepared for flight, access platforms surround three Boeing CST-100 Starliner crew modules in various stages of completion.  Spacecraft 1, a structural test article, is furthest along. Manufactured last year, Spacecraft 1 began ground verification testing in November. Next month, it will be integrated with its service module and shipped in early 2018 to NASA’s White Sands, New Mexico, facility for a key launchpad-abort ...

SUBSCRIBE TO ACCESS THIS ARTICLE

"Boeing Starliners Taking Shape At Old Shuttle Hangar" is part of Aviation Week & Space Technology’s subscription package. 

Subscribe now to read this full article. And by subscribing, you'll also receive full coverage of what's next in technology from the experts trusted by the global aerospace & defense community. 

 

Already registered? Log in here.