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The Future of Space Is Built Here

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With experience gained from supporting every major U.S. endeavor to escape Earth’s gravity, we’re designing and building the future of safe, assured space exploration and commercial access – even as we lead the digital transition of the satellite industry for both government and commercial customers around the globe.

We’re enabling critical research on the International Space Station (ISS) that benefits the future space economy, deep-space exploration and life on Earth; returning crew launch capabilities to U.S. soil with the CST-100 Starliner commercial spacecraft; ensuring successful delivery to Earth’s orbit with the United Launch Alliance (ULA) joint venture between Boeing and Lockheed Martin; and building heavy-lift, human-rated propulsion to deep space with the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket that will launch missions on a path to the Gateway cislunar outpost, the moon’s surface and Mars. Boeing-built Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS) provide high-bandwidth communications between Earth-orbiting spacecraft and facilities on the ground.

We also design and build advanced space and communications systems for military, commercial and scientific uses, including advanced digital payload, all-electric propulsion and 3D manufacturing capabilities for spacecraft that can operate in the geosynchronous, medium-Earth-orbital or low-Earth-orbital planes. We’re using innovative manufacturing practices, and simplifying and reducing the complexity of Boeing satellites.

Space  Features

Starliner Program Manager Shares Team’s North Star

July 29, 2021 in Space

The Starliner team North Star means launching a safe spacecraft on a successful mission. Boeing’s Commercial Crew program manager says the team is ready for Orbital Flight Test-2.

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Boeing-sponsored ISS experiment shows CRISPR gene editing can be used in space

July 23, 2021 in Space

CRISPR process helps researchers better understand how cells in space and on Earth repair damage to DNA.

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Shields up! Spray foam evolving to protect NASA SLS

July 14, 2021 in Space

Boeing has evolved the Space Launch System Thermal Protection System to accommodate the deep space rocket’s size, complexity and extreme environment.

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Rosie rides again

June 23, 2021 in Space, Technology

“Rosie the Rocketeer,” Boeing’s anthropometric test device, will be strapped into the Starliner for its second Orbital Flight Test — this time to help the spacecraft maintain its center of gravity throughout the various phases of the flight.

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Flags from HBCUs part of precious Starliner cargo flying to space

June 17, 2021 in Space

The legacy of 14 historically black colleges and universities on board Starliner on mission to the space station

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Uplifting Progress on Artemis I

June 16, 2021 in Space

NASA’s Exploration Ground Systems team has lifted the Boeing-built core stage onto the Space Launch System mobile launcher, ready for stacking with the other rocket elements.

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Powerful additions: Boeing engineers to support installation of new ISS solar arrays

June 15, 2021 in Space

Boeing’s James Dickson will lead Boeing’s engineering support team as they work with NASA astronauts and flight controllers to get two advanced solar arrays installed on the International Space Station.

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What's Possible

Artemis

Graphic Artemis logo above CGI render of booster rockets disengaging from core rocket.

NASA, the United States, and the space industry are building increased access to and commercialization of opportunities in low Earth orbit; a return to the moon’s surface by 2024 – this time to stay; and sustainable exploration of deep space, including the moon and Mars. We are committed to NASA’s Artemis program and to the National Space Council’s vision for continued American leadership and international partnerships in space.

Research underway on the International Space Station (ISS) that we built and sustain is enabling humans and technology to operate in space for months at a time. Commercial spacecraft such as our CST-100 Starliner will open a market for tourism and manufacturing in low Earth orbit, while increasing research conducted on the ISS. That will allow NASA and its partner agencies to focus on deep-space exploration missions.

You’ll need the most powerful rocket ever built to get people and massive payloads to the moon and Mars. NASA’s Space Launch System is the size of a 38-story building and will produce 8.8 million pounds of maximum thrust at launch. We’re providing its avionics, core stage and upper stages to support NASA’s Artemis moon missions and make the next generation of human spaceflight possible.

We’re designing a Gateway for cislunar space – the region between the Earth and the moon – to be a testbed and hub for robotic and crewed missions to the lunar surface and eventually to Mars. And we’re conducting studies on surface modules and other technologies for lunar exploration.

Going beyond Earth

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