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Boeing Establishing Commercial Crew Program at NASA Fla. Space Center

In partnership with Space Florida, Boeing will manufacture, assemble and test its Crew Space Transportation-100 spacecraft at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla.

Boeing is working with Space Florida on agreements to use the KSC’s Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 3, which once performed space shuttle maintenance, as well as the processing control center, which used to support shuttle testing and launch team training, according to a company release.

“We selected Florida due to the cost benefits achieved with a consolidated operation, the skilled local workforce, and proximity to our NASA customer,“ said John Mulholland, vice president and program manager of commercial programs for Boeing’s space exploration division.

“Pending the continued selection of Boeing for future commercial crew development and service contracts and sufficient NASA funding, we project a commercial crew program workforce ramping up to 550 local jobs by our scheduled operational date of December 2015,“ Mulholland said.

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Written by Ross Wilkers

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