This is an artist’s conception of Boeing’s CST-100 spacecraft separating from the first stage of its launch vehicle, a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, following liftoff from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. (Credit: Boeing)

Boeing, NASA Close in on CST-100 Launch Vehicle Adapter Design

Posted by Doug Messier on February 18, 2013, at 10:29 am

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. (NASA PR) – NASA’s Commercial Crew Program and The Boeing Company are focusing on the Launch Vehicle Adapter design as they close in on plans for the component that will connect the company’s CST-100 capsule to the United Launch Alliance Atlas V booster which will lift it into orbit. NASA’s Partner Integration Team, also called a PIT crew, is working with Boeing to successfully complete a preliminary design review for the adapter at the end of this month.

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