Commercial Spaceflight And The Dawning Age of NewSpace

Boeing Chooses Starliner as New Name for CST-100

Boeing’s Chris Ferguson unveiled the new name for Boeing’s CST-100 commercial crew capsule today during a ceremony inaugurating the company’s Commercial Crew and Cargo Processing Facility at Kennedy Space Center (KSC), FL. The new name: CST-100 Starliner.

Ferguson is Boeing’s deputy manager of commercial crew operations and a former NASA astronaut who commanded the final space shuttle flight, STS-135, in 2011. In revealing the name, he said the company wanted something that “gave a nod to the next generation of space and next 100 years of flight for Boeing.” Boeing celebrates its centennial next year. Ferguson did not mention it, but Boeing’s most recent airplane, the 787, is the Dreamliner. Reaching back to the late 1930s, the Boeing 307 Stratoliner was the first commercial airplane with a pressurized cabin.

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