This is the first crewed test flight of Starliner spacecraft. It will carry NASA astronauts Christopher Ferguson, Michael Fincke and Nicole Mann to the International Space Station.
Standing down from the July CFT launch opportunity due to the discovery of new issues with the spacecraft's parachutes and flammability of tape used extensively.
The Atlas V N22 is a crew rated variant of the Atlas V 422 - it sports two solid motor strap on boosters with two liquid fueled stages. It will be primarly used to support NASA's Commercial Crew program by taking the CST-100 to orbit.See Atlas Details
United Launch Alliance (ULA) is a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Space Systems and Boeing Defense, Space & Security. ULA was formed in December 2006 by combining the teams at these companies which provide spacecraft launch services to the government of the United States. ULA launches from both coasts of the US. They launch their Atlas V vehicle from LC-41 in Cape Canaveral and LC-3E at Vandeberg. Their Delta IV launches from LC-37 at Cape Canaveral and LC-6 at Vandenberg.INFO WIKI
Boeing’s Starliner Crewed Flight Test (CFT) which will carry astronauts Barry “Butch” Wilmore and Sunita “Suni” Williams to the International Space Station (ISS) is now delayed to next year, with the earliest chance for launch in March. Ho…
Boeing said Monday it aims to be ready to fly NASA astronauts with its Starliner capsule for the first time by March, resetting its timeline after the company delayed a planned launch this summer.
Boeing’s Mark Nappi said today that the Starliner Crew Flight Test will be ready to go in March 2024, but fitting it into the busy space station and United Launch […]
Boeing expects the Starliner crew capsule to be ready no earlier than March 2024. However, that could slip further pending the results...