Boeing Demos Spacecraft for Water Recovery; Alex Diaz Comments

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Boeing has tested a space capsule the company built for NASA in an effort to help ensure the safety of astronauts in case they have to conduct an emergency water landing.

Boeing engineers collaborated with NASA and  Defense Department search-and-recovery personnel to demonstrate the water-recovery capabilities of Crew Space Transportation-100, the company said Friday.

“A water landing is unlikely, but it’s important that we test the spacecraft in all potential scenarios,” said Alex Diaz, Boeing director for the demonstration/

The company performed the tests July 8 at Bigelow Aerospace in Las Vegas under NASA’s Commercial Crew Integrated Capability program.

CST-100 is scheduled to fly to low Earth orbit in 2016 and the company intends for the spacecraft to travel to the International Space Station and Bigelow’s planned station.

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