NASA to Provide Coverage for Boeing Crew Flight Test Launch, Docking to Station

NASA to Provide Coverage for Boeing Crew Flight Test Launch, Docking to Station

NASA, an independent agency of the U.S. federal government responsible for the civil space program, aeronautics research, and space research, will provide live coverage of launch activities for the agency’s Boeing Crew Flight Test, which will carry NASA astronauts Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams to and from the International Space Station. Launch of the ULA (United Launch Alliance) Atlas V rocket and Boeing Starliner spacecraft is targeted for 10:52 a.m. EDT Wednesday, June 5, from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. Starliner will dock to the forward-facing port of the station’s Harmony module at approximately 12:15 p.m., Thursday, June 6.

Wilmore and Williams will remain at the space station for about a week to test the Starliner spacecraft and its subsystems before NASA works to complete final certification of the transportation system for rotational missions to the orbiting laboratory as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program.

NASA’s mission coverage is as follows: 

On Wednesday, June 5, launch coverage begins on NASA+, NASA Television, the NASA app, YouTube, and the agency’s website, with the launch scheduled later in the morning. Coverage on NASA+ will end shortly after Starliner orbital insertion, but NASA Television will continue through docking, hatch opening, and welcome remarks. A postlaunch news conference will feature NASA Administrator Bill Nelson, Ken Bowersox, Joel Montalbano, Steve Stich, Mark Nappi, and Tory Bruno. This will air live on NASA+, NASA Television, the NASA app, YouTube, and the agency’s website. Media may ask questions in person or via phone, with limited auditorium space available; contact the Kennedy newsroom for dial-in details. NASA+ will resume coverage, and NASA Television’s public channel will break from in-orbit coverage for the news conference, while mission operational coverage continues on NASA Television’s media channel and the agency’s website. Postlaunch, NASA+ coverage will end, and mission coverage will continue on both NASA channels. 

On Thursday, June 6, arrival coverage resumes on NASA+, the NASA app, YouTube, NASA Television, and the agency’s website. The targeted docking to the station’s Harmony module is followed by hatch opening and welcome remarks. A post-docking news conference at NASA’s Johnson Space Center will feature NASA Associate Administrator Jim Free, Steve Stich, Jeff Arend, and Mark Nappi, airing live on NASA+, NASA Television, the NASA app, YouTube, and the agency’s website.

NASA’s Commercial Crew Program has delivered on its goal of safe, reliable, and cost-effective transportation to and from the International Space Station from the United States through a partnership with American private industry. This partnership is changing the arc of human spaceflight history by opening access to low-Earth orbit and the International Space Station to more people, science, and commercial opportunities. The space station remains the springboard to NASA’s next great leap in space exploration, including future missions to the Moon and, eventually, to Mars.

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