Boeing's CST-100 spacecraft christened Starliner

September 8, 2015 8:40 PM

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No bottles of champagne were broken, but Boeing’s CST-100 commercial crew transportation spacecraft officially has a new name. Intended to one day ferry astronauts to the International Space Station – and potentially paying customers to low-Earth orbit – the spacecraft is now known as the Starliner.

One of two manned spacecraft commissioned by NASA as part of the transition to commercial spaceflight, the newly-christened Starliner will be assembled and processed for launch at the revitalized Commercial Crew and Cargo Processing Facility (C3PF) at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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