The Boeing Company: From rockets to commercial crew

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The Boeing Company is an American aerospace company that makes rockets, airplanes, satellites, missiles and other high-tech products. Since 2011, they have been involved in NASA’s Commercial Crew Program (CCP) to provide a new vehicle that can ferry astronauts into space. 

Boeing was founded in 1916 by William Edward Boeing in Seattle, Washington, according to an informational video on the company’s website. Boeing, who had made a fortune selling lumber, joined with engineer George Conrad Westervelt to build a new type of seaplane called the Boeing Model 1. 

From planes to rockets

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