View Full Version : NASA Orders First Ever Commercial Human Spaceflight Mission from Boeing

2015-May-29, 12:00 AM
The restoration of America’s ability to launch American astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) from American soil in 2017 took a major step forward when NASA ordered the first ever commercial human spaceflight mission from Boeing. NASA’s Commercial Crew Program (CCP) office gave the first commercial crew rotation mission award to the Boeing Company […]

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2015-May-29, 05:34 PM
Very exciting. Boeing in a sense was where it began for American astronauts (by Boeing, I mean Mcdonnell) so it's sort of come full circle.

2015-May-30, 02:38 PM
Disappointing, somehow, that the award wasn't to SpaceX. The article does say, however, that it's yet to be seen which will fly first.

(by Boeing, I mean Mcdonnell)

For many of us "legacy Boeing" folks, that's a bit of a sore subject.