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The Boeing Starliner launches soon, with a crew, and its success would be a big deal


The Boeing Starliner launches soon, with a crew, and its success would be a big deal If all goes well late on May 6, 2024, NASA astronauts Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams will blast off into space on Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft. Launching from the Kennedy Space Center, this last crucial test for Starliner will test out the new spacecraft and take the pair to the International Space Station for about a week. Part of NASA’s commercial crew program, this long-delayed mission will represent the vehicle’s first crewed launch. If successful, it will give NASA – and in the future, space tourists – more options for getting to low Earth orbit.   More



(Source: Astronomy Magazine - May 4)

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