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Boeing enters space tourism industry

By T.K. Randall
September 17, 2010 · Comment icon 4 comments



Image Credit: Boeing
Boeing has announced that it intends to enter the space tourism industry with flights as early as 2015.
With their new Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 spacecraft Boeing is hoping to launch flights from Cape Canaveral in Florida to the International Space Station with seven people on board.
Boeing said Wednesday that it was entering the space tourism business, an announcement that could bolster the Obama administrationís efforts to transform the National Aeronautics and Space Administration into an agency that focuses less on building rockets and more on nurturing a commercial space industry.


Source: New York Times | Comments (4)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by HerNibs 12 years ago
Is Boeing planning on bringing them back as well? If not...I have a list of future passengers... Nibs
Comment icon #2 Posted by Brakzar Break 12 years ago
Is Boeing planning on bringing them back as well? If not...I have a list of future passengers... Nibs What are you trying to say here?
Comment icon #3 Posted by stevewinn 12 years ago
only for the super rich. and i dont think i'd go into space anyway, haven't got the nerve.
Comment icon #4 Posted by calman 12 years ago
if i had the money to risk my life going on a short stay in orbit i think i would invest in real estate in stead.


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