NASA’s Boeing Crew Flight Test

  • 06 Jun 2024

On 5th June, 2024, NASA’s Boeing's Starliner mission successfully launched its first crewed flight test, marking a significant milestone. The new spacecraft's highly anticipated journey with humans on board lifted off atop an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.

Key Points

  • Known as the Crew Flight Test, the mission represents the culmination of Boeing’s efforts to develop a spacecraft to rival SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule.
  • It aims to expand the United States' options for ferrying astronauts to the space station under NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.
  • Veteran NASA astronauts Barry "Butch" Wilmore and Sunita Williams compose the Starliner's inaugural crew.