NASA, Boeing to Provide Update on Starliner Crew Flight Test, Will Launch on Atlas V from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station

By  //  August 1, 2023

flight will carry NASA astronaut and Florida Tech graduate Suni Williams

NASA and Boeing will host a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Monday, August 7, to provide an update on the first astronaut flight of the company’s CST-100 Starliner to and from the International Space Station. Audio of the teleconference will stream live on NASA’s website HERE. (NASA image)

(NASA) – NASA and Boeing will host a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Monday, August 7, to provide an update on the first astronaut flight of the company’s CST-100 Starliner to and from the International Space Station.

Audio of the teleconference will stream live on NASA’s website HERE.

Leaders will discuss spacecraft and team readiness ahead of NASA’s Boeing Crew Flight Test – the final flight test prior to regular crewed missions to the space station on the next-generation system.

The briefing participants are:

■ Steve Stich, manager, NASA’s Commercial Crew Program

■ Joel Montalbano, manager, NASA’s International Space Station Program

■ Mark Nappi, vice president and program manager, CST-100 Starliner, Boeing

The Starliner spacecraft will launch on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, returning about a week later in White Sands, New Mexico.

The flight will carry two NASA astronaut test pilots, Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams, on the demonstration flight to prove the end-to-end capabilities of the Starliner spacecraft. Williams, who earned a master’s degree in engineering management from Florida Institute of Technology, joined NASA in 1998 and spent 322 days in space on two shuttle missions.

Following a successful test flight with astronauts, NASA will begin the final process of certifying the Starliner spacecraft and systems for regular crew rotation flights to and from the space station.

The flight will carry two NASA astronaut test pilots, Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams, on the demonstration flight to prove the end-to-end capabilities of the Starliner spacecraft. Williams, who earned a master’s degree in engineering management from Florida Institute of Technology, joined NASA in 1998 and spent 322 days in space on two shuttle missions.
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