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Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Making Engines for New Spacecraft

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne will supply the rocket engines for a new seven-person spacecraft being developed for NASA by Boeing Inc. The Crew Space Transporation-100 craft will travel into low-Earth orbit to the International Space Station and other future destinations. To take the craft into space, Pratt & Whitney will use thrusters from heritage programs, the successful hot-fire Bantam test, and its storable propellant engineering capabilities. Boeing is building the CST-100 under a $92.3 billion contract awarded from NASA. The spacecraft made up of a crew module and service module is expected to be ready by 2015. Mark R. Madler

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