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NASA, Boeing to Provide Update on Starliner’s Orbital Flight Test-2

NASA and Boeing are continuing discussions on the status of the Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) mission, and will host a joint media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT, Friday, Aug. 13, to discuss the second uncrewed flight of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft to the International Space

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft aboard is seen on the launch pad at Space Launch Complex 41 ahead of the Orbital Flight Test-2 mission, Monday, Aug. 2, 2021 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.
Credits: NASA/Joel Kowsky

Station, as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program.

 

Participants in the briefing will be:

 

  • Kathryn Lueders, NASA associate administrator for human exploration and operations
  • Steve Stich, manager of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program
  • John Vollmer, vice president and program manager of Boeing’s Commercial Crew Program

 

Audio of the teleconference will livestream online at:

 

https://www.nasa.gov/live

 

To participate in the teleconference, media must contact the newsroom at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at: ksc-newsroom@mail.nasa.gov by 12 p.m. for the dial-in information.

 

The OFT-2 mission will launch Starliner on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. After launch, Starliner will dock to the space station before returning to Earth in the western United States as part of an end-to-end test flight to prove the system is ready to fly with crew aboard.

 

Learn more about NASA’s Commercial Crew Program at:

 

http://www.nasa.gov/commercialcrew

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