Boeing’s Starliner to fly crucial OFT-2 test flight to space station this week at long last

Boeing’s Starliner to fly crucial OFT-2 test flight to space station this week at long last

Boeing’s Starliner capsule is all set to launch on the uncrewed Orbital Flight Test 2 (OFT-2) mission to the International Space Station (ISS). 

Following a May 11 flight readiness review, NASA and Boeing are targeting an instantaneous launch window of May 19 at 6:54 p.m. EDT (2254 GMT) for liftoff of Starliner atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. This will be Starliner’s second attempt to rendezvous and dock with the ISS, and a critical step in NASA’s certification of the Boeing spacecraft for human passengers. 

Assam Press