Rocket Launch: December 17, 2019 TBD | Commercial Crew Boeing Orbital Flight Test (UNCREWED)Dec 17, 2019 Cape Canaveral Air Force Station SLC-41 Commercial Crew Boeing Orbital Flight Test (UNCREWED)
It is time for a new era of space exploration where astronauts once again launch into space from American soil. Under the Commercial Crew Program, NASA and industry partners prepare for the next generation of American spacecraft that will launch astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) from here, the Space Coast of Florida.
The Commercial Crew Boeing Orbital Flight Test will launch the Boeing Starliner spacecraft aboard an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station SLC-41 to the ISS. No astronauts will be on board for this demonstration mission. However, this is the first launch of Boeing’s Starliner, a spacecraft that will soon transport astronauts to the International Space Station.
Currently, no launch viewing packages are available for this launch yet. Those who wish to view this launch from Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex can anticipate that viewing packages will be offered to include admission and access to exclusive viewing locations. Check back 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.
Image is conceptual art of the Starliner.