Boeing Building the Future of Space at International Astronautical Congress 2019


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Boeing will participate in International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2019 next week at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., to celebrate our shared mission with NASA and global partners in this new age of space exploration and transformation.

We are designing and building the future of space by:

- Enabling commercial opportunities and technology research in low Earth orbit with the International Space Station (ISS) and the Commercial Space Transportation (CST-100) Starliner spacecraft
- Supporting NASA’s Artemis program, which will return humans to the moon with the Space Launch System heavy-lift rocket, a proposed Gateway lunar outpost, and lunar landers
- Further developing the Space Launch System to send humans to Mars
- Leading the digital transition in the satellite industry with products such as the new, ultra-flexible 702X

Boeing CST-100 Starliner Astrovan

Exhibit 3009 will contain the Astrovan, built in Ohio by Airstream, that will transport Boeing Starliner astronaut Chris Ferguson and NASA astronauts Nicole Mann and Mike Fincke from crew quarters at Kennedy Space Center to Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. A “Starliner 101” video will be viewable at the same location, and a Facebook Live event will take place from the Astrovan on Oct. 22.

Interactive Elements

Boeing exhibit 463 will feature the full-size Starliner simulator, in which visitors can attempt to dock the spacecraft with the ISS. Other hands-on displays include an LED wall with 360-degree videos, and a virtual-reality flyby of the ISS.

Leadership Presence

Boeing leaders scheduled to participate on panels and in technical sessions at the show (as listed below) include Space and Launch Senior Vice President Jim Chilton, ISS Program Manager Mark Mulqueen, and Global Sales and Marketing – Space Exploration Director Peter McGrath. Airstream President and CEO Bob Wheeler will be available for interviews on Oct. 22.

Interview requests should be submitted to the contacts listed below; please note that Boeing may not be able to accommodate all requests during the limited time available. We will suggest alternate options where possible.

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