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Re: Boeing's CST-100 capsule updates & discussion
« Reply #1280 on: 07/23/2013 12:08 PM »
I'm happy now NASA has uploaded pics.

Can launch rockets, can't upload a high resolution picture seems to be normal in spaceflight these days. Drives me bonkers.

Now I can tell there's a mini astronaut MMU in the window. Ahhhh details  ;D
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Re: Boeing's CST-100 capsule updates & discussion
« Reply #1281 on: 07/23/2013 12:19 PM »
I like the mike hanging down from the tunnel. Avionics?? :)

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Re: Boeing's CST-100 capsule updates & discussion
« Reply #1282 on: 07/23/2013 01:43 PM »
Liked the mike too. The interior looks neat and spacious until you remember the power of wide angle lenses. The Ars Technica author commented on how crowded it would be with a full crew (but in zero G for 6 hours, not a big deal.)
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Re: Boeing's CST-100 capsule updates & discussion
« Reply #1283 on: 07/23/2013 04:55 PM »
Liked the mike too. The interior looks neat and spacious until you remember the power of wide angle lenses. The Ars Technica author commented on how crowded it would be with a full crew (but in zero G for 6 hours, not a big deal.)

Yep, all of the prospective commercial crew vehicles will get quite packed with a crew of seven. I have attached an image which shows how 7 would be seated: (top row of 3, then 4 below their feet) The wider diameter of the CST-100 compared to Dragon allows this kind of seating, whereas the Dragon cabin compensates by being taller, thus two levels. (bottom image)

Both seating arrangements have their pros/cons, so it will be interesting to see more final/complete mockups with all seats in place to judge how much space there is left.
« Last Edit: 07/23/2013 05:01 PM by Lars_J »

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Re: Boeing's CST-100 capsule updates & discussion
« Reply #1284 on: 07/23/2013 05:28 PM »
In the picture of YG & Spectre: is that a couch on the right? IF yes: why, if not what is it?

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Re: Boeing's CST-100 capsule updates & discussion
« Reply #1285 on: 07/23/2013 05:44 PM »
In the picture of YG & Spectre: is that a couch on the right? IF yes: why, if not what is it?

Those flat padded areas are where the other seats would be (see pic in my post above) - it is probably just there to allow easier movement in the cabin.

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Re: Boeing's CST-100 capsule updates & discussion
« Reply #1286 on: 07/23/2013 09:14 PM »
Yep, all of the prospective commercial crew vehicles will get quite packed with a crew of seven.

NASA's original requirement was one to seven crew members, but no longer. The requirement is now one to four crew members. Boeing is moving forward with a four-seat configuration, with a possible fifth for Bigelow and other commercial missions. I imagine Dragon and Sierra Nevada will follow suit.

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Re: Boeing's CST-100 capsule updates & discussion
« Reply #1287 on: 07/23/2013 09:15 PM »
His other spaceship was a shuttle: Former astronaut helms Boeing space capsule
http://www.collectspace.com/news/news-072313a.html

Two years after climbing out of the last ship to launch him into orbit, Chris Ferguson was back in a spacecraft on Monday (July 22).

Ferguson, who as commander of NASA's orbiter Atlantis landed the space shuttle program's final mission on July 21, 2011, is retired as an astronaut and is now working at Boeing. There, he is leading development of a commercial space capsule designed to pick up where the shuttle left off.

"Two years and one day... I will tell you, it has gone by so fast," Ferguson says. "But if you can't fly 'em, you might as well build 'em."

On Monday, Ferguson got his first chance to go inside a mockup of the spacecraft he and his team are building, dubbed the CST-100.

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Re: Boeing's CST-100 capsule updates & discussion
« Reply #1288 on: 07/23/2013 09:30 PM »
A great article, collectSPACE.

(Although I wish you would make your site layout a wee bit more flexible... Reading a very thin single column where there is lots of space just means a LOT of scrolling)

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Re: Boeing's CST-100 capsule updates & discussion
« Reply #1289 on: 07/23/2013 09:36 PM »
Thanks. (We've been experimenting with a wider template, e.g. here.)


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Re: Boeing's CST-100 capsule updates & discussion
« Reply #1291 on: 07/24/2013 10:49 AM »
Guys, please continue the discussion in thread 2:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=32438.0

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