NASA said Monday this is the first of several Boeing must go through to complete full certification of its human space transport systems.
The review evaluated Boeing’s CST-100 space capsule design, the Atlas V rocket and the operational systems needed for the launch.
“It“™s important for us to set a robust plan for achieving certification upfront,“ said John Mulholland, commercial crew program manager at Boeing.
“It“™s crucial for us to achieve our 2017 goal, and the plan we“™ve put in place will get us there.“
Future milestones will include flight tests to the International Space Station.
NASA awarded the CCtCap contracts to Boeing and SpaceX in September.