Boeing Aims to Fly Passengers to Space on New Capsule

September 16, 2010 | Source: SPACE.COM

Boeing has teamed up with Space Adventures, a private spaceflight marketing firm, to sell passenger seats for future flights of its new Boeing Crew Space Transportation-100 spacecraft.

Boeing's CST-100 capsule design can carry a crew of seven and is designed to support the International Space Station and the Bigelow Aerospace Orbital Space Complex. (Boeing)

The spacecraft is currently being designed to travel to the International Space Station as well as other future private space stations. The capsule is designed to launch atop an expendable rocket. The first test flights of the new CST-100 space capsule are slated to launch by 2015, Boeing officials said.

Boeing Crew Space Transportation-100 spacecraft (Boeing)