Boeing began to prepare the rocket for its "space taxi"

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Aerospace Boeing began Assembly of the rocket Atlas V, designed to deliver astronauts and cargo to the ISS on Board the new device CST-100 Cockpit that Atlas V will be put in orbit.

Now the main vehicle delivering astronauts to the ISS are the Russian «the Unions» — is very concerned about NASA, the Agency in all possible ways trying to get rid of this dependence. Therefore, the Us space Agency has launched a program «Commercial Crew», which is attended by SpaceX and Boeing — both companies work on their own devices, suitable for flying and docking with the ISS.

But if the Atlas V rocket already began to gather, the passenger module from Boeing obviously delayed. Initially, the first unmanned launch of the CST-100 Cockpit was scheduled for the end of 2018, but it seems that the launch will take at least several months or even a year. With the Dragon 2 from SpaceX Affairs too are not the best way, but work is in full swing, albeit with a slight delay.

The Boeing Company announced that builds the Atlas V, a new generation of missiles, working in conjunction with Lockheed Martin. It is unknown how long it will take the engineers to complete the construction, and SpaceX, meanwhile, has gradually preparing to launch the Falcon Heavy rocket, the first launch of which was scheduled for November 2017.

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