Boeing’s Starliner set to launch first crew flight

Published by on 05/07/2024 UTC

After years of anticipation, Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner capsule is ready to fly its first crew into space on the 100th flight of an Atlas V launch vehicle. Capping off Starliner’s test campaign, the Crew Flight Test (CFT) will send Barry Wilmore and Sunita Williams on a trajectory to rendezvous with the International Space Station (ISS) where they will remain for about a week. Liftoff is currently scheduled for May 6 at 10:34 PM EDT (02:34 UTC May 7), with Starliner expected to return to Earth on May 15.

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