NASA and Boeing will host a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Monday, Aug. 7, to provide an update on the first astronaut flight of the company’s CST-100 Starliner to and from the International Space Station.
Audio of the teleconference will stream live on NASA’s website.
Leaders will discuss spacecraft and team readiness ahead of NASA’s Boeing Crew Flight Test – the final flight test prior to regular crewed missions to the space station on the next-generation system.
The briefing participants are:
- Steve Stich, manager, NASA’s Commercial Crew Program
- Joel Montalbano, manager, NASA’s International Space Station Program
- Mark Nappi, vice president and program manager, CST-100 Starliner, Boeing
To participate in the call, media must RSVP no later than one hour prior to the start of the event to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Starliner spacecraft will launch on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, returning about a week later in White Sands, New Mexico.
Following a successful test flight with astronauts, NASA will begin the final process of certifying the Starliner spacecraft and systems for regular crew rotation flights to and from the space station.
Find out more about NASA’s Commercial Crew Program at: