NASA and Boeing needed a safe way to position their Starliner Space Capsule. Designed to take crew members and supplies to the International Space Station, the starliner capsule weighed nearly 30,000 lbs and had a development cost of $1.5 Billion. Due to the sensitive nature of the materials and electronics on the capsule, the movement of the capsule needed to have minimal impact on the Space Capsule and its fixture. The movement of the capsule also needed to be precise, as any accidental damage to the capsule was unacceptable.
After evaluating the alternatives, Boeing decided to use Airfloat Air Caster Skids to move the Starliner Space Capsule. The Air Caster Skids enable the team of scientists and technicians to move the Starliner easily by hand into precise location.