Commercial Spaceflight And The Dawning Age of NewSpace

Starliner Simulators: Astronauts ‘Fly’ Boeing Spacecraft Trainers

ST. LOUIS — With the flick of a few virtual switches and the use of a control stick, two NASA astronauts undocked Boeing’s new commercial spacecraft from the International Space Station on Tuesday (April 26) — until thunderstorms over St. Louis cut the simulation short.

The (real-life) weather aside, astronauts Eric Boe and Suni Williams said their simulated spaceflight experience was a success as they concluded the acceptance evaluations for the two CST-100 Starliner Crew Part Task Trainers (CPTT) at Boeing’s St. Louis facilities.

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