Space & Astronomy
Boeing enters space tourism industry
By T.K. Randall
September 17, 2010 · 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
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