The United States is about to launch the mysterious “interstellar airliner”, which is a joint venture between NASA and Boeing.

According to foreign media reports, Boeing has confirmed that the first test flight of its “starplane” manned spacecraft is scheduled for December 20, with the destination being the international space station. The test flight of “starplane” was not manned. The only “passenger” was a dummy named Rossi.

The “starplane” was jointly developed by Boeing and NASA’s commercial manned program project team. It can carry 7 passengers or mixed loading of passengers and goods to complete the mission of low earth orbit. The aircraft adopts seamless structural design and can be reused up to 10 times. It is also equipped with wireless networks and tablet computers that can interact with passengers.

After the retirement of the U.S. space shuttle in 2011, the United States “relied” on Russian spacecraft to transport astronauts to and from the space station. In order to change this situation, NASA strongly supports commercial manned spaceflight. In 2014, Boeing and space exploration technology were entrusted to build the “starplane” and manned “dragon” spacecraft respectively, but the first flight time of the two spacecraft was postponed many times from the originally planned 2017. The manned version of the “dragon” spacecraft completed a non manned test flight in March this year.
Responsible editor; zl

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