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CST-100 Starliner Pressure Vessel

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The Boeing Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 Starliner pressure vessel is on display at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. The pressure vessel is the primary structure that protects astronauts and cargo riding inside the spacecraft.
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The pressure vessel resides inside the spacecraft’s outer aerodynamic design and provides the skeleton of the crew module for the spacecraft. Amazing that up to seven people will be inside the pressure vessel as the spacecraft launches atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
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The CST-100 Starliner pressure vessel is made without welds and is designed for up to ten trips back and forth between Earth and the ISS as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.
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The “Iso-Grid”, or triangles, are one of the strongest shapes for strength allowing for a reduction in weight of the overall spacecraft.
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The pressure vessel is made from an aluminum alloy material.
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Artwork of the completed CST-100 Starliner spacecraft docking with the ISS.

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