Boeing recently revealed pictures of its CST-100 manned space capsule, an aircraft capable of transporting up to seven crew members and/or cargo to places like the International Space Station.
Chris Ferguson, Boeing’s Director of Crew and Mission Operations for the Commercial Crew Program, says, “We are moving into a truly commercial space market and we have to consider our potential customers, beyond NASA, and what they need in a future commercial spacecraft interior.”
The CST-100 isn’t set to launch until 2017, but people are already excited about the interior design and new tablet-based control interfaces.
Boeing’s engineers are focusing on minimizing clutter within the aircraft. Along with the tablet controls, the CST-100 will feature lightweight plastic seats, LED lights, and large windows in order to create a more open feel inside the space capsule.