A new Boeing spacecraft will send astronauts to the International Space Station -- and beyond.
The future of U.S. spaceflight and the Commercial Crew Program was unveiled Monday at the Kennedy Space Center.
It's the CST-100 -- a reusable capsule made up of a crew module and service module -- inside the former shuttle-processing facility known as OPF-3, where construction and testing are taking place.
Boeing showcased a mockup of the capsule on Monday.
Inside, there are seven seats which will hold astronauts as they lay on their backs. The other section of the capsule could hold cargo for missions to space.
The capsule is designed to be reused up to 10 times. It can remain docked at the International Space Station for up to six months.
Sen. Bill Nelson, who was at Monday's event, said: "We're going to have our own American vehicle. And this is one example."
Boeing has done a lot of work at the former Orbiter Processing Facility 3 at the Kennedy Space Center. More than 1,000 tons of metal was taken out during the demolition phase. Now, the building is clean and open. Eventually, engineers could build and process six capsules at a time.
Boeing has already wrapped up several test phases of the craft. The company is working with NASA on certification.
So far, they have had tests on engines, abort systems, propulsion, heat shields and more.
Boeing has just two more milestones to reach for this phase of development.
The first test flight of this capsule to the ISS takes place on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V in early 2017.