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7.23.13 … Boeing’s CST-100 Mock-up: “So we don’t want to burden them with an inordinate amount of training to fly this vehicle. We want it to be intuitive.”

Boeing, CST-100 Mock-up, Astronauts, NASA:  Intuitive? Really? You have got to be kidding me … there is nothing intuitive (Adjective; 1. Using or based on what one feels to be true even without conscious reasoning; instinctive. 2. (chiefly of computer software) Easy to use and understand. via intuitive – Google Search) about flying into space.  But I am glad we are getting back into the game, the space game, that is. Kudos!

The CST-100 test vehicle was optimized to seat five crew members, but the spacecraft could accommodate up to seven or a mix of crew and cargo. While the spacecraft may resemble Boeing’s heritage Apollo-era capsules from an exterior perspective, its interior is a reflection of modern technology. From the ambient sky blue LED lighting and tablet technology, the company ensured the CST-100 is a modern spacecraft.

“What you’re not going to find is 1,100 or 1,600 switches,” said Ferguson. “When these guys go up in this, they’re primary mission is not to fly this spacecraft, they’re primary mission is to go to the space station for six months. So we don’t want to burden them with an inordinate amount of training to fly this vehicle. We want it to be intuitive.”

via Boeing Unveils CST-100 Mock-up, Astronauts Climb Aboard | NASA.


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