NASA offered a glimpse of how astronauts will operate inside a Boeing-made commercial space capsule during an event Monday in Houston.
Astronauts Randy Bresnik and Serena Aunon evaluated the crew interface, communications and ergonomics processes inside the Crew Space Transportation-100 spacecraft, Boeing said Wednesday.
The CST-100 contains portable displays and a LED lighting system that was first used in commercial Boeing aircraft.
“These demonstrations are an important step leading to our critical design review this autumn,“ said John Mulholland, Boeing vice president and program manager of commercial programs.
Boeing designed the CST-100 and its launch system for low Earth orbit destinations such as the International Space Station under a NASA Space Act agreement for commercial crew development.