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A new frontier for bowing their company unveiling its first ever full sized spacecraft.
Or maybe a model thereof.
It is similar to the Apollo capsule it will be able to transport up to seven astronauts into space.
Casey Stegall is live from Houston with more on that case.
-- John it's a little snug fit inside their but this is a Boeing like you've never seen before follow me this way you want to get you up close and personal with the CST 100.
CST stands for crew space transportation.
And they've had an astronaut in here all morning with an actual pressurized suit and doing test this thing is more than 26000.
Pounds it will sit.
On top of an atlas five rocket to be launched into outer space.
Now Boeing is currently in competition with two other companies one of them being SpaceX for NASA's commercial.
Crew program because remember since the shuttle program retired the US no longer.
Has a space transport vehicle to get astronauts and cargo to the International Space Station.
We are currently paying Russia lots and lots of money to hitch rides.
The current contract is 63 million dollars -- The United States just signed another contract.
Four I believe six flights.
Four over seventy million dollars -- and of course we do that.
We -- that this -- here in the states we can do it for less than.
Last year congress approved 406 million dollars for NASA to explore this particular program.
And the space agency hopes to have the capsule flying.
Pretty impressive to you know save a lot of money it sounds like -- seventy million -- Casey Stegall a lot thank.
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