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Starliner CFT Pre-Departure News Conference

NASA and Boeing will discuss Starliner’s mission and departure from the International Space Station as part of the agency’s Boeing Crew Flight Test in a pre-departure media teleconference.

Participants in the news conference include:

– Steve Stich, manager, NASA’s Commercial Crew Program
– Dana Weigel, manager, NASA’s International Space Station Program
– Mike Lammers, flight director, NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston
– Mark Nappi, vice president and program manager, Commercial Crew Program, Boeing

US EVA-90

US EVA-90

NASA astronauts Tracy C. Dyson and Michael Barratt will exit the station’s Quest airlock to complete the removal of a faulty electronics box, called a radio frequency group, from a communications antenna on the starboard truss of the space station. The pair also will collect samples for analysis to understand the ability of microorganisms to survive and reproduce on the exterior of the orbiting laboratory.

Boeing Starliner CFT Undocking

Boeing Starliner CFT Undocking

The Boeing CST-100 Starliner will undock from the International Space Station and conduct a deorbit burn as part of its crewed test flight.

Following the deorbit burn the capsule will renter the Earth’s atmosphere and land at the ‘White Sands Missile Range’ using its parachutes.

Boeing Starliner CFT Landing

Boeing Starliner CFT Landing

Following its deorbit burn, the Boeing CST-100 Starliner will reenter the Earth’s atmosphere and land at the White Sands Missile Range using its parachutes.

US EVA-91

US EVA-91

NASA astronauts will remove and replace the external high-definition camera located at camera port nine on the orbiting laboratory. This camera is one of several to provide external views of the space station. Additionally, crew members will complete a cable connection fit check for the alpha magnetic spectrometer, a particle physics experiment on the station’s exterior.

US EVA-92

US EVA-92

NASA astronauts will remove and replace a rate gyro assembly, which provides data on the orientation of the space station. Astronauts will then attach a support bracket, called a modification kit, in preparation for future installation of the orbiting laboratory’s next International Space Station Roll-Out Solar Array on the 2A power channel on the port truss.

SNC-1 Dream Chaser Berthing

SNC-1 Dream Chaser Berthing

NASA TV will livestream the rendezvous and capture of Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser cargo craft to the International Space Station.

SNC-1 Dream Chaser Release & Reentry

SNC-1 Dream Chaser Release & Reentry

The Sierra Nevada Corporation SNC-1 Dream Chaser will be unberthed from the ISS before re-entering the Earth’s atmosphere and landing at Kennedy Space Center.

SNC-1 Dream Chaser Landing

SNC-1 Dream Chaser Landing

The Sierra Nevada Corporation SNC-1 Dream Chaser will land autonomously at the Launch and Landing Facility of Kennedy Space Center.

Boeing Starliner-1 Docking

Boeing Starliner-1 Docking

The Starliner-1 spacecraft will dock autonomously to the International Space Station, carrying four astronauts to the International Space Station.

BepiColombo Mercury Flyby

BepiColombo Mercury Flyby

Fourth of six Mercury flybys of the ESA-JAXA BepiColombo mission before entering orbit around its destination planet in 2025.

BepiColombo Mercury Flyby

BepiColombo Mercury Flyby

Fifth of six Mercury flybys of the ESA-JAXA BepiColombo mission before entering orbit around its destination planet in 2025.

Lucy Earth Flyby

Lucy Earth Flyby

Second of three Earth flybys of NASA’s Lucy mission to the Trojan asteroids.

HTV-X1 Rendezvous and Capture

HTV-X1 Rendezvous and Capture

NASA TV will live stream the rendezvous and capture of JAXA’s HTV-X1 cargo craft to the International Space Station.