Liftoff of the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft, Dec. 20, 2019. Image credit: NASA TV
Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner launched on the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket at 6:36 a.m. EST Friday, Dec. 20, from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
Known as Orbital Flight Test, Boeing’s inaugural flight to the space station with NASA’s Commercial Crew Program is an important uncrewed mission designed to test the end-to-end capabilities of the new system.
More details about the mission and NASA’s commercial crew program can be found in the press kit online and by following the commercial crew blog, @commercial_crew and commercial crew on Facebook.
Learn more about station activities by following @space_station and @ISS_Research on Twitter as well as the ISS Facebook and ISS Instagram accounts.