Boeing and NASA Prepare for Crewed Flight Test

Published by on 05/03/2024 UTC

On May 6th, 2024, Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft is set to fly for the third time, this time carrying its most important cargo to date: a human crew. Flown by veteran NASA astronauts Barry “Butch” Wilmore and Sunita “Suni” Williams, this mission intends to fully certify the vehicle for human flight, validating all of the hard work and determination that has led up to this mission. The crew, launching atop their Atlas V N22 launch vehicle, will spend slightly over a week in space as they put their spacecraft, Calypso, through her paces. While the Starliner development process has not been easy, it has remained essential for the future of ISS access – ensuring necessary redundancy and resilience in the event of a spacecraft’s grounding.

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