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Rocket Launch: NET September 2021 | ULA Atlas V Boeing CST-100 Starliner Crewed Flight Test

NET September 2021 Cape Canaveral Air Force Station SLC-41 ULA Atlas V Boeing CST-100 Starliner Crewed Flight Test

MISSION

The inaugural crewed flight test is the final milestone on Boeing’s path to regularly launching astronauts from U.S. soil into space as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. Aboard the Starliner capsule will be NASA astronauts Barry “Butch” Wilmore, Mike Fincke, and Nicole Mann. A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket topped with the Starliner capsule will launch these three astronauts from Cape Canaveral to the International Space Station.


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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The crew access arm is seen after being moved into position for Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket on the launch pad at Space Launch Complex 41 ahead of the Orbital Flight Test mission, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

Rocket Launch: NET September 2021 | ULA Atlas V Boeing CST-100 Starliner Crewed Flight Test

Crew

NASA Astronaut Barry “Butch” Wilmore

Barry “Butch” Wilmore, NASA Astronaut

NASA Astronaut Michael 'Mike' Fincke

Michael "Mike" Fincke, NASA Astronaut

NASA Astronaut Nicole A. Mann

Nicole A. Mann, NASA Astronaut