Boeing propulsion engineer Monica Hopkins climbs out of a mockup of the CST-100 Starliner crew module while wearing a newly-designed spacesuit. | Washington Post/Getty Images

SpaceX and Boeing's New ISS Crew Vehicles Will Also Serve as Emergency ‘Lifeboats’

New commercial crew spacecraft for the International Space Station will also work as temporary shelters, or even fly crew home, if there is an emergency in space.

Published On 04/24/2017
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