Watch Boeing Starliner’s third crewed launch attempt

2024-06-05 09:00

Science


The Boeing Starliner in Cape Canaveral, Florida
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Boeing’s Starliner will make its third attempt to launch two NASA astronauts into space on Wednesday. The spacecraft is scheduled to lift off at 10:52AM ET from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. You can watch the livestream from NASA’s YouTube channel or in the video embedded below.

With the help of the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket, the Starliner will send flight commander Butch Wilmore and pilot Sunita Williams to the International Space Station, where they’ll dock for about a week to evaluate the spacecraft.

Boeing’s Starliner made its first launch attempt in May following several delays. But NASA scrubbed the launch due to a faulty oxygen relief valve on the ULA Atlas V rocket’s second stage.

The Starliner’s second attempt on June 1st was canceled just minutes before takeoff after finding issues with one of the ULA’s ground computers. The ULA has since identified the problem and replaced the faulty ground power chassis.


Source: https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/5/24171939/watch-boeing-starliner-third-crewed-flight-attempt