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Monday, December 31, 2012

An artist's concept of Boeing's CST-100 approaching the International Space Station.
Boeing

Paving The Way for the Future... Just thought I'd end 2012 by posting these photos showing the future home of Boeing's Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 vehicle at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Formerly known as Orbiter Processing Facility-3 (which was space shuttle Discovery's final home before her decommissioning and transport to the Smithsonian back in April), this hangar is now known as the Commercial Crew and Cargo Processing Facility...or C3PF. The CST-100, once operational, will join SpaceX's Dragon capsule in sending cargo and potentially crew to the International Space Station, as well as ferrying passengers to orbital habitats proposed by Bigelow Aerospace. Exciting times lie ahead...

An exterior view of the Commercial Crew and Cargo Processing Facility (C3PF), taken on December 20, 2012.
Dimitri Gerondidakis

A glimpse inside the C3PF, taken on December 20, 2012.
Dimitri Gerondidakis

A glimpse inside the C3PF, taken on December 20, 2012.
Dimitri Gerondidakis

A glimpse inside the C3PF, taken on December 20, 2012.
Dimitri Gerondidakis

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