Boeing Starliner Launches on Test Flight to ISS Written 20 May 2022


Boeing Starliner OFT-2 Launch. | Credit: NASA; YouTube; framegrab reports Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft successfully launched Thursday at 6:54 p.m. ET from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station “kicking off the crucial Orbital Flight Test (OFT-2).”  Fifteen minutes after launch, Starliner separated from the ULA Atlas V’s upper stage, and “16 minutes later, the capsule aced its 45-second-long orbital insertion burn.”  OFT-2, an uncrewed mission to the ISS, is designed to demonstrate Starliner's readiness to carry astronauts on behalf of NASA.
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Boeing Starliner OFT-2 Launch