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Boeing launches its first manned space flight this Wednesday (5);  See online

Boeing launches its first manned space flight this Wednesday (5); See online

The long-awaited day has arrived for the first manned launch of Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft toward the International Space Station. Learn how to watch online

June 5
2024
– 8:24 pm

(Updated at 9:15 p.m.)

After several postponements, the long-awaited day has arrived for the Starliner spacecraft BoeingCarrying out the first manned space flight. This Wednesday (5), NASA Boeing will launch the CFT mission, which will take astronauts Butch Wilmore and Sunita Williams into space International Space Station (International Space Station).

Image: Boeing/Canaltech

Starliner will be launched by United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V rocket. The spacecraft should depart Space Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 11:52 a.m. Brasilia time. Wilmore will be the commander, while Williams will serve as the pilot.

The big day was eagerly awaited. Today’s launch attempt takes place almost a month after the launch attempt on the 6th It was originally programmed by teams To take the capsule to the orbital laboratory.

When there were only two hours left before launch, operations had to be halted. The mission teams identified an anomaly in A Valve in the upper stage of the Atlas Vwhich needs to be replaced.

After that, A

Helium leak in one of the engines of the Starliner service module

. After the incidents were resolved, Boeing and NASA made a new launch attempt on June 1; However, the mission was postponed again due to a problem with the launch equipment’s computer.

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Everything is going well, and the Starliner is scheduled to arrive at the ISS on Thursday (6), around 1:15 pm Brasilia time. The spacecraft must spend 10 days connected to the orbiting laboratory, then begin its return journey to Earth.

How to watch the Boeing launch online

The launch is scheduled to take place at 11:52 a.m. Brasilia time. You can follow everything NASA TV website, Which began showing preparations for launch at 7:45 am.

 

If you prefer, you can also watch the mission on the space agency’s channel on Youtubein the X (Old Twitter) and on other social networks.

Another option is to follow Boeing’s broadcast, which is available at Starliner website. Finally, you can monitor live events United Launch Alliance website.

It is worth noting that the transmission will be cut off shortly after the Starliner enters Earth’s orbit.

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