In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Florida’s space coast awaits for a Friday 6:36 a.m., EST, liftoff of Boeing’s the CST-100 Starliner on a milestone uncrewed test flight to the International Space Station (ISS). New studies may help to explain how the solar system arranged the planets and life sustaining oxygen entered the Earth’s atmosphere.
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Starliner launch team driven by challenges, committed to safetyCoalition Members in the News – Boeing, United Launch AllianceFlorida Today (12/18): As Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner nears liftoff early Friday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Base, Florida, on a milestone uncrewed test flight to the International Space Station (ISS), United Launch Alliance’s Dane Drefke, Mechanical Operations Lead Engineer for launch pad preparations, and Melanie Weber, Boeing’s Launch Pad Lead, discuss some of the challenges for preparing the capsule for its flight atop a ULA Atlas V. As a NASA Commercial Crew Program partner, Boeing is striving to certify the spacecraft for the regularly scheduled transportation of astronauts to and from the Space Station next year. Launch is set for 6:36 a.m., EST.
Starliner set for its historic debut flight on Friday morningCoalition Member in the News – BoeingArs Technica (12/18): Friday’s planned launch of Boeing’s ...