Boeing, NASA target May 19 for 2nd test flight of Starliner spacecraft

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Boeing officials are targeting May 19 for the launch of its Orbital Flight Test-2 Mission.

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The launch from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station is scheduled for 6:54 p.m.

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The Starliner crew module will launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.

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On Wednesday, the spacecraft is scheduled to roll out to the pad in preparation for Boeing’s second uncrewed Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.

NASA and Boeing have spent 8 months doing a deep dive into a valve problem that delayed an upcoming flight test for NASA’s commercial crew program.

The mission will be a test of the spacecraft and rocket from launch, to docking and return to Earth, in preparation for Starliner’s first flight with astronauts aboard.

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Matt Reeser

Matt Reeser, WFTV.com

Matt Reeser joined WFTV in 1998 as a news photographer and has worked for television stations in Kentucky and West Virginia.