The Starliner uses a proven parachute and airbag system to land on ground, which allows the capsule to be reused up to 10 times.
The Starliner is completely autonomous, which reduces the amount of training time for crews.
Landing on Solid Ground
The Starliner is designed for land-based returns rather than water returns, a first for a space capsule built in the United States. The Starliner landing system includes parachutes as well as airbags, seen here, which are designed to absorb the shock of impact.
The Starliner adapted a best practice from the commercial industry, with backup manual controls for the pilot.
Seats for Seven
Boeing designed the Starliner to fit seven passengers comfortably or any combination of crew plus cargo.