The NASA Now exhibit at the Delaware North-operated Kennedy Space Center Visitor
Complex continues to grow its space fleet. The attraction, which offers an up-close look
at the most recent vehicles to have traveled to space, as well as vehicles destined for
future visits and those designed to further exploration and development, recently added
a Boeing full-scale engineering model of its CST-100 Starliner crew vehicle.
Built in 2010, the Boeing Starliner model brings the spacecraft from computer-aided
design (CAD) drawings to tangible reality.
The Starliner is currently seen with its hatch open, offering visitors a glimpse inside America’s new crew capsule.
This fall, visitors will be able to look inside and see how the spacecraft will be configured to carry astronauts to and from the International Space Station beginning in 2018.
The model also allows Boeing engineers access to a physical model for testing the design for astronauts and cargo as well as performing engineering verifications.
Published: September 8, 2017