Boeing’s Starliner on track to launch crucial NASA test flight to space station on Thursday

Teams with NASA, Boeing and United Launch Alliance held a launch readiness review yesterday, (May 17), for Orbital Flight Test-2, which will send an uncrewed Starliner on a shakeout cruise to the orbiting lab. Everything went well, keeping Starliner on course to lift off atop a ULA Atlas V rocket on Thursday at 6:54pm EDT from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.

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Space Retrospective 2021: This Year In Space

2021; the second year amidst a global pandemic. The year that began with a proverbial bang in the United States, when only six days in, a capitol riot ensued. Yet, despite this chaos, our work in space has never been brighter or as eventful as this one has been.

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Atlas V 511 Rocket Assembled at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station

The USSF-8 mission will use United Launch Alliance’s (ULA’s) Atlas V 511 rocket to deliver the Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program (GSSAP) spacecraft into orbits approximately 22,300 miles above Earth. Launch is targeted for Jan. 21.

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