Monday, October 31, 2011

KSC, Boeing to make big commercial space announcement

Boeing banners, along with mockups of the company's CST-100 capsule, a stage and dozens of folding chairs fill shuttle Discovery's former hangar for this morning's announcement at Kennedy Space Center.

Tiers of access platforms still fill the high bay, framing the space an orbiter used to fill.

The Boeing Co. today is expected to announce its intent to assemble a commercial space capsule in the former shuttle hangar, work that could create 550 jobs on the Space Coast.

Florida Sen. Bill Nelson, U.S. Reps. Sandy Adams and Bill Posey and Gov. Rick Scott are among the dignitaries expected to attend the 10 a.m. event at Orbiter Processing Facility-3.

The company e-mailed invites to VIP guests Tuesday promising "a milestone commercial space event."

A NASA press release followed Friday about a "major announcement" that would "open NASA's facilities to U.S. commercial space launch service providers, create jobs and help American companies regain leadership in the global space economy."

Boeing is developing the seven-person CST-100 capsule under NASA's Commercial Crew Development program, which has awarded the company about $131 million through two rounds.

The program aims to develop commercial systems able to taxi astronauts to and from the International Space Station by late 2016. Four private spacecraft are in development.

Follow the 10 a.m. announcement live on NASA TV and look for updates here in the Flame Trench.

-James Dean


J. said...

Great n3ws for the spaccooast...

J West
Southington CT

charioteer said...

Total lies concerning man able to survive going to Mars. It would take a wall of water enveloping the spacecraft at least several meters thick, to protect the occupants from deadly cosmic rays.

Not to mention that it is an ongoing HEALTH HAZARD to anyone going into outer space. Why are we subjecting human beings to this madness? Oh yes, the "conquering of space, the final frontier" brainwashing of the 'baby boomers'...who are now in charge.

Doesn't it appear that all of NASA's posts are so glamorous and seeming well-intentioned? Think again. They have an agenda to militarize space with their warmongering technology, at the expense of our atmospheric envelope and all life that depends upon our 'ocean of air'.

At NASA's environmental cleanup page,, it says, "We take full responsibility for any problems caused by past practices and ensuring the protection of the environment and the health of the surrounding community."

That's all well and good, now what about the ongoing SOLID ROCKET FUEL program? Is this present technology ensuring the protection of the environment?

Here is the censored TRUTH of how NASA really salutes its veterans:

Float to space instead of rocketing there, and accomplish everything at a mere 25 miles altitude that was being done, 14X further, at 350 miles out.

Even the Space Station and Hubble Telescope would operate better at this altitude. Why? Because the highly toxic SOLID FUEL ROCKET BOOSTERS are left out of the equation.

With the commercialization of space looming, this toxic mess is going to EXPONENTIALLY increase with automation. Henry Ford went from one Model T to 250,000 Model T's in only six years.

Also, documentation of how Nazi turned into NASA, and still continues to wage war upon our environment.

What does HELEN CALDICOTT have to say about this ongoing insanity...endorsed by Obama?