Take your Rosie the Rocketeer tester, groceries, and astronaut gear with you
The Boeing CST-100 Starliner spacecraft is on its way to the International Space Station (ISS) after being Successfully launched from Cape Canaveral, in the United States.
This reusable spacecraft blasted off on an Atlas V rocket from the United Launch Alliance at 6:54 p.m. ET. expected to occur between Five and ten days in space To test Starliner technology as part of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Commercial Crew Program.
“The Boeing Starliner is a symbol of perseverance and pride – designed, built, tested, and flown by a team of people committed to their mission to transport astronauts safely and reliably. They will remain laser-focused on the spacecraft and its performance during testing,” said Ted Colbert, President and CEO of Boeing Defense, Space and Safety. This flight.
Instead of carrying a crew, the ship carries on board a holographic test device called Rosie the Rocketeer that represents the people who have been pioneers in the history of spaceflight, as well as carrying nearly 600 kilograms of cargo, including food and miscellaneous items for the residents of the International Space Station.
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