Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft efficiently docked to the Worldwide Area Station’s Concord module at 8:28 p.m. EDT. Starliner launched on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket on a flight take a look at to the Worldwide Area Station at 6:54 p.m. on Thursday, Could 19 from Area Launch Complicated-41 at Cape Canaveral Area Drive Station in Florida.
NASA will host a media teleconference to present an replace on Starliner’s progress tonight at roughly 9:30 p.m. Friday, Could 20 the place it will likely be streamed dwell on NASA’s web site. Individuals embody:
- Kathryn Lueders, affiliate administrator, NASA Area Operations Mission Directorate
- Steve Stich, supervisor, NASA’s Business Crew Program
- Joel Montalbano, supervisor, NASA’s Worldwide Area Station Program
- Mark Nappi, vice chairman and program supervisor, Boeing Business Crew Program
Saturday, Could 21
- 11:30 a.m. – NASA TV hatch opening protection begins
- 11:45 a.m. – (roughly) Hatch opening and welcoming remarks
Starliner is scheduled to depart the house station Wednesday, Could 25, when it would undock and return to Earth, with a desert touchdown within the western U.S. The spacecraft will return with greater than 600 kilos of cargo, together with Nitrogen Oxygen Recharge System reusable tanks that present breathable air to station crew members. The tanks will likely be refurbished on Earth and despatched again to station on a future flight.
Following certification, NASA missions aboard Starliner will carry as much as 4 crew members to the station, enabling the continued enlargement of the crew and growing the quantity of science and analysis that may be carried out aboard the orbiting laboratory.
OFT-2 will present priceless information towards NASA certifying Boeing’s crew transportation system for normal flights with astronauts to and from the house station.
Boeing Starliner updates gives the newest data from the Orbital Flight Check-2.
Extra particulars in regards to the mission and NASA’s business crew program might be discovered within the press package on-line and by following the business crew weblog, @commercial_crew and business crew on Fb.
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