The Boeing CST-100 Starliner is one of dual blurb booster forms that NASA skeleton to use for International Space Station flights. (The other booster is SpaceX’s Dragon.) NASA now uses Russian Soyuz booster to packet a astronauts into space, an arrangement that has persisted given a finish of a space convey module in 2011.
Much of a growth income for a Starliner came by several phases of NASA’s blurb organisation program, that aims to launch astronauts again from American soil. Boeing perceived $4.2 billion underneath a latest proviso of a module — Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) — in Sep 2014. SpaceX got $2.6 billion during a same time.
Boeing has been a partial of a United States space module given a really beginning, starting with building a Mercury booster in a early 1960s. Its stream contributions to tellurian spaceflight (besides Starliner) embody a next-generation Space Launch System rocket to lift astronauts out of low Earth orbit, and portion as a primary integrator for a International Space Station.
Here’s a brief overview of how a Starliner works.