Home » News & Blogs » Starliner Testing: White Sands, New Mexico
Bookmark and Share
NASA Commercial Crew Program Blog

Starliner Testing: White Sands, New Mexico

16 Feb 2016, 15:46 UTC
Starliner Testing: White Sands, New Mexico
(200 words excerpt, click title or image to see full post)

Boeing’s Chris Ferguson highlighted the area at White Sands, New Mexico, where the company will perform a pad abort test of its CST-100 Starliner in 2017. White Sands has been the site of numerous systems tests for a wide variety of spacecraft systems for years. The Starliner is designed with four large engines in its service module that can fire quickly to lift the spacecraft and astronauts aboard out of danger, whether that be away from the launch pad or during ascent into orbit.

Latest Vodcast

Latest Podcast

Advertise PTTU

NASA Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

astronomy_pod