Boeing makes a big splash testing new space capsule

Boeing is spending millions of dollars to design the next spacecraft to shuttle astronauts to the International Space Station. So how is the company treating the capsule it has designed that could be the future of manned space flight? By trying to break it in the Nevada desert.

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Boeing has spent the last few days dunking its eight-person, 14,000-pound space capsule into a giant tank of water to test the airbag system that will deploy when the capsule returns from low Earth orbit.
Photo by Kelly George courtesy Boeing
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