LIVE SHOT: NASA and Boeing for Starliner’s Uncrewed Flight Test to International Space Station

  • Released Monday, July 19th, 2021
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:44PM
  • ID: 13883

NASA and Boeing are targeting launch at 2:53 p.m. EDT Friday, July 30, for CST-100, Starliner’s second uncrewed flight test bound for the International Space Station. NASA’s Boeing Orbital Flight Test-2 will test the capabilities of Starliner and the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from launch to docking to a return to Earth in the desert of the western United States.  The five to 10 day flight test will help prove the Starliner system is ready to carry astronauts to the space station later this year.

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1. NASA and Boeing are partnering on Starliner as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program. Can you tell us what that program is?
2. This is the second uncrewed Starliner flight test bound for the International Space Station, what are we hoping to learn?
3. How is NASA’s work paving a path where anyone can fly to space one day?
4. How is NASA's Commercial Crew Program helping us prepare for the Artemis missions?
5. Where can our viewers go to watch the launch and keep up with mission progress?

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Bill Nelson / Administrator
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