Boeing to Build Spacecrafts at Shuttle Hangar

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

ORLANDO, FL 10/31/2011 -- Gov. Rick Scott's office and President Barack Obama's administration confirmed plans for the Monday announcement between Space Florida, the state's space agency, and Boeing.

The deal will create 140 jobs in the next 18 months and to 550 jobs by 2015 in an area that's lost jobs as the space shuttle program was retired earlier this year.

The reusable space capsules will be able to bring up to seven people into space. Right now, the United States doesn't have a way to transport people or cargo to the International Space Station.

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  • by Gerry Location: Tallahassee on Nov 1, 2011 at 06:20 AM
    The Space Shuttle Atlantis weighed 80 tons and was 122 feet long and 56 feet high with a wingspan of 78 feet. The CST-100 is nothing like a space shuttle. The CST-100 is smaller than Orion, therefore it is smaller than 16.5 feet in diameter.
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