Monday, August 8, 2011

Boeing Wants You! reports that Boeing is looking to hire two "space test pilots" for their CST-100 commercial spacecraft that will launch atop an Atlas V around 2015.

The first piloted launch of an Atlas 5 rocket and CST-100 spacecraft is slated for late 2015, Boeing officials said in an Aug. 4 announcement.

Two Boeing space test pilots will fly the mission, which will blast off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, though the company is still searching for those crewmembers, as well as other astronaut candidates.

According to the article, three test flights are planned in 2015. "Those flights would include an unmanned launch test of the Atlas 5 rocket and capsule in early 2015, an in-flight launch abort system test in the middle of that year, then the actual crewed test flight at the end of 2015 carrying two pilots into space."

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