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Rocket Launch: NET August 2019 | Commercial Crew Boeing Crew Flight Test

NET August 2019 Cape Canaveral Air Force Station SLC-41 Commercial Crew Boeing Crew Flight Test

MISSION

The Commercial Crew Program brings a new era of space exploration to the Space Coast of Florida. For this historic mission, Americans once again launch from U.S. soil for the first time since the conclusion of the Space Shuttle Program.

Boeing’s Crew Flight test will send three astronauts, NASA’s Eric Boe E. Michael "Mike" Fincke and Nicole Aunapu Mann, and Boeing’s Chris Ferguson on a test mission. This mission will help prove the systems meet NASA’s requirements for certification to carry astronauts to the International Space Station and back. The Boeing Starliner spacecraft will launch aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket.

Learn more about the first Commercial Crew Program flight assignments.


LAUNCH VIEWING

Currently, no launch viewing packages are available for this launch. Those who wish to view this launch from Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex can anticipate that viewing packages will include admission and access to exclusive viewing locations. Check back as launch dates and times are confirmed, and for launch viewing opportunities from the visitor complex.


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Availability of upcoming viewing opportunities is dependent upon the scheduled launch time and is subject to NASA and U.S. Air Force approval. Launch date, time, and viewing opportunities are subject to change. Launches can be affected by technical and mechanical issues as well as range operations and weather, either in advance or at the last minute.

The Boeing Orbital Flight Test will fly to the International Space Station.

Rocket Launch: NET August 2019 | Commercial Crew Boeing Crew Flight Test

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