S-550 Space Capsule

S-550 Space Capsule

The S-550 was a proposed manned space capsule, designed in 2005-06 at Venturer Aerospace, in response to the NASA Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program to provide commercial resupply and logistics support for the International Space Station after the retirement of the Space Shuttle.

It was an outgrowth of earlier Venturer Aerospace manned capsule research and development projects.

NASA did not select the design for further funded development, and the company has not to date proceeded to develop the vehicle with private funding. Venturer Aerospace did not participate in the second COTS program round in 2007.

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