Breaking: OFT-2 Starliner Spacecraft ready to launch after many delays. More here

11/05/2022
Credit image: NASA/Ben Smegelsky
Credit image: NASA/Ben Smegelsky

Article by: Andacs Robert Eugen, on 11 May 2022, at 11:28 am Los Angeles time

Orbital Flight Test 2 (OFT-2) without a crew on board finally has a launch date set by NASA and Boeing, after a lot of delays over the months.

Teams from NASA and Boeing will meet Wednesday, May 11, to assess flight readiness at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

After that, a teleconference is expected around 6 p.m., one hour after the NASA and Boeing teams finished evaluating the mission before launch. You can watch it on NASA TV.

The Boeing CST-100 Starliner system is one of the first missions to the unmanned space station.

Such missions will be able to be developed in the coming years if this flight proves to be a successful one.

The launch date of Starliner, announced by NASA is May 19, 2022, around 6:54 p.m. EDT and will take place at Launch Alliance Atlas V at Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.

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