NASA astronauts excited to watch Boeing’s Starliner launch to space station Thursday

Butch Wilmore, Mike Fincke and Suni Williams are all military test pilots and NASA astronauts, and they’re eager for Boeing’s new spacecraft to prove itself so they can climb aboard. NASA held a press conference Wednesday (May 18), a day before the planned launch of Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft on a crucial uncrewed test flight to … Read more

The science of Boeing’s OFT-2 Starliner mission to space station

Boeing’s Orbital Flight Test 2 (OFT-2) mission to the International Space Station is poised to launch at 6:54 pm EDT (2254 GMT) on Thursday (May 19) from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. This second uncrewed test mission of the company Starliner capsule serves as a critical step in NASA’s certification of the spacecraft … Read more

Boeing’s Starliner is ‘go’ for crucial May 19 launch to the space station

Boeing’s Starliner capsule is ready to launch again. During a flight readiness review Wednesday (May 11), NASA cleared Starliner to launch on Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2), a crucial uncrewed mission to the International Space Station. The decision keeps the Boeing spacecraft on track to launch on May 19 at 6:54 pm EDT (2254 GMT) from … Read more