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Re: Boeing's CST-100 capsule updates & discussion
« Reply #1240 on: 07/20/2013 04:45 pm »
Silly Boeing employees playing around in the pool with their blow up slide instead of working.... Oh wait. :D
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Re: Boeing's CST-100 capsule updates & discussion
« Reply #1241 on: 07/20/2013 05:38 pm »
The testing was done July 8 at Bigelow Aerospace in North Las Vegas, Nev., as part of NASA's Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) initiative.

The funny thing is, after pulling up the old satellite pictures of the Bigelow Facility on Google Earth, that pool looks finished in 2003!   Was it possible that Bigelow has been testing some form of crew transportation for the better part of a decade?

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Re: Boeing's CST-100 capsule updates & discussion
« Reply #1242 on: 07/20/2013 05:52 pm »
Was it possible that Bigelow has been testing some form of crew transportation for the better part of a decade?
Isn't it cheap test of inflatable module for leaks?

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Re: Boeing's CST-100 capsule updates & discussion
« Reply #1243 on: 07/21/2013 12:11 am »
“Crew safety is our top priority,” said Alex Diaz, Boeing director for the testing. 

If safety is your top priority, you better make sure the crew never leaves the ground.

Human spaceflight is basically just LARPing now.

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Re: Boeing's CST-100 capsule updates & discussion
« Reply #1244 on: 07/21/2013 12:40 am »
Bigelow discussion should be redirected here.
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Re: Boeing's CST-100 capsule updates & discussion
« Reply #1245 on: 07/21/2013 07:21 pm »

Boeing CST-100 Spacecraft Model Passes Water-Recovery Tests


Boeing CST-100 Spacecraft Model Passes Water-Recovery Tests
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HOUSTON, July 19, 2013 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] recently demonstrated that astronauts in its Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 capsule will be able to safely exit the spacecraft during an emergency water landing.         

Although the CST-100 is designed to land on the ground, Boeing engineers worked with NASA and Department of Defense search-and-recovery personnel to test several emergency water-extraction scenarios.

“Crew safety is our top priority,” said Alex Diaz, Boeing director for the testing.  “A water landing is unlikely, but it’s important that we test the spacecraft in all potential scenarios.”

The testing was done July 8 at Bigelow Aerospace in North Las Vegas, Nev., as part of NASA's Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) initiative.

The CST-100 will transport crew members and cargo to low Earth orbit destinations such as the International Space Station and Bigelow’s planned station. The first piloted orbital flight of the CST-100 capsule is scheduled for 2016.
 



Does that egress slide/ladder fly on the capsule, or does the recovery crew bring that?

Also nice to see a high res photo from Boeing. They seem to have this weird aversion to releasing good images.

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Re: Boeing's CST-100 capsule updates & discussion
« Reply #1246 on: 07/22/2013 05:25 pm »
Boeing reveals interior of new commercial space capsule
http://www.collectspace.com/news/news-072213a.html

Boeing has thrown open the hatch to its new commercial spacecraft, offering a first look inside the capsule it is building in a bid to fly NASA astronauts to the International Space Station.

At its Houston Product Support Center located near NASA Johnson Space Center, Boeing revealed its first full-scale model of the CST-100, a gumdrop-shaped spacecraft that can seat up to seven crew members.

On Monday (July 22), two NASA astronauts were strapped into the capsule mockup to undergo flight suit evaluations aimed at validating the CST-100's interior design.

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Re: Boeing's CST-100 capsule updates & discussion
« Reply #1247 on: 07/22/2013 05:42 pm »
Boeing reveals interior of new commercial space capsule
http://www.collectspace.com/news/news-072213a.html

Boeing has thrown open the hatch to its new commercial spacecraft, offering a first look inside the capsule it is building in a bid to fly NASA astronauts to the International Space Station.

At its Houston Product Support Center located near NASA Johnson Space Center, Boeing revealed its first full-scale model of the CST-100, a gumdrop-shaped spacecraft that can seat up to seven crew members.

On Monday (July 22), two NASA astronauts were strapped into the capsule mockup to undergo flight suit evaluations aimed at validating the CST-100's interior design.


CollectSpace is a great website.  If you click on any of the high resolution pictures they expand to screen filling size.

Thanks for posting the link and hopefully we'll get a heads up view of the control panels soon.

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Re: Boeing's CST-100 capsule updates & discussion
« Reply #1248 on: 07/22/2013 06:09 pm »
Interesting pictures, but not the best angles. Hopefully better ones will be released soon, and with more seats than two.

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Re: Boeing's CST-100 capsule updates & discussion
« Reply #1249 on: 07/22/2013 06:56 pm »
interior of this capsule looks terrible :(

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Re: Boeing's CST-100 capsule updates & discussion
« Reply #1250 on: 07/22/2013 07:01 pm »
Interesting pictures, but not the best angles. Hopefully better ones will be released soon, and with more seats than two.

Actually, I would like to see how they are really going to hang the display and control panels. The current mounting scheme doesn't look like it would survive either takeoff or landing. I would imagine those controls would end up in an astronaut's lap (or on his/her head)  if a more secure mounting method is not used.

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Re: Boeing's CST-100 capsule updates & discussion
« Reply #1251 on: 07/22/2013 07:26 pm »
...hopefully we'll get a heads up view of the control panels soon.

Boeing considers the layout of the console to be proprietary, so while we were able to look at it, the company requested no photography of the controls.

Interesting pictures, but not the best angles. Hopefully better ones will be released soon, and with more seats than two.

The capsule is currently configured for this week's suit tests with only the two seats and pads for where the three other seats are located. While CST-100 can support up to a crew of seven, NASA's current requirements are for four seats and Boeing's preferred crew-to-cargo configuration is five seats.

There aren't many more angles to be shown, though we'll have an expanded photo gallery on collectSPACE on Tuesday (as well as an interview with Chris Ferguson).

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Re: Boeing's CST-100 capsule updates & discussion
« Reply #1252 on: 07/22/2013 07:53 pm »
The testing was done July 8 at Bigelow Aerospace in North Las Vegas, Nev., as part of NASA's Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) initiative.

The funny thing is, after pulling up the old satellite pictures of the Bigelow Facility on Google Earth, that pool looks finished in 2003!   Was it possible that Bigelow has been testing some form of crew transportation for the better part of a decade?

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Re: Boeing's CST-100 capsule updates & discussion
« Reply #1253 on: 07/22/2013 07:54 pm »
Boeing Reveals Interior of  New Commercial Space Capsulehttp://news.yahoo.com/boeing-reveals-interior-commercial-space-capsule-175138134.html
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Re: Boeing's CST-100 capsule updates & discussion
« Reply #1254 on: 07/22/2013 08:04 pm »
interior of this capsule looks terrible :(
Compared to what ??? I actually think it looks much better than Dragon's. Better lighting and nicer looking seats :)
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Re: Boeing's CST-100 capsule updates & discussion
« Reply #1255 on: 07/22/2013 09:50 pm »
interior of this capsule looks terrible :(


Compared to what ??? I actually think it looks much better than Dragon's. Better lighting and nicer looking seats :)

I think that both Boeing and SpaceX have a hidden obsession in making their interiors look like something out of Star Trek. ;D
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Re: Boeing's CST-100 capsule updates & discussion
« Reply #1256 on: 07/22/2013 10:19 pm »
I hope people aren't comparing the dressed-up mockup CST-100 to the actual cargo Dragon.
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Re: Boeing's CST-100 capsule updates & discussion
« Reply #1257 on: 07/22/2013 10:25 pm »
I hope people aren't comparing the dressed-up mockup CST-100 to the actual cargo Dragon.
No I'm comparing the "dressed-up mockup CST-100" to the mock up dragon rider see here>http://www.neowin.net/forum/uploads/monthly_05_2012/post-347280-0-24838100-1336439809.jpg
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Re: Boeing's CST-100 capsule updates & discussion
« Reply #1258 on: 07/22/2013 10:29 pm »
"Faux news" video: Boeing unveils new spacecraft > 

Can't seem to embed video's anymore :'(
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Re: Boeing's CST-100 capsule updates & discussion
« Reply #1259 on: 07/22/2013 10:47 pm »
I hope people aren't comparing the dressed-up mockup CST-100 to the actual cargo Dragon.
No I'm comparing the "dressed-up mockup CST-100" to the mock up dragon rider see here>http://www.neowin.net/forum/uploads/monthly_05_2012/post-347280-0-24838100-1336439809.jpg

Not quite the same state of development, it would seem. When new Dragon mockup pictures are released (now that they are finalizing the pressure/space suits), I think it will look more... finished. (instead of a raw aluminum pressure hull interior)

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