The CST-100 was chosen as the next American spacecraft


Boeing will receive $ 4.2 billion from NASA to build the next US passenger spacecraft. The Crew Space Transportation (CST) -100 was developed as part of NASA's Commercial Crew program, which aims to resume U.S. flights to space by 2017.

the CST-100 will carry up to seven passengers or a passenger / cargo combination to the International Space Station (ISS) and other low-earth orbit destinations.

Three CST-100s will be built at Boeing's Crew Commercial Processing Facility at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The probe will then be the subject of a launch test in 2016 and an unmanned flight in early 2017.

The first crew flight to the ISS is scheduled for half of the 2017.

Source: Boeing