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NASA’s Boeing Crew Arrives at Launch Site, Climbs into Capsule

NASANASA’s Boeing Crew Arrives at Launch Site, Climbs into Capsule






NASA astronaut Butch Wilmore climbs into Boeing Starliner capsule. Photo credit: NASA

We’re about three hours away from NASA astronauts Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams heading to the International Space Station.

Wilmore and Williams just arrived at the crew access tower at Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida and will soon head into the White Room. The environmentally controlled chamber at the outer end of the access arm platform is where astronauts prepare to enter Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft.

While in the White Room, the crew will make any last-minute adjustments before launch. Technicians also will complete a series of checkouts before Wilmore enters the capsule, followed by Williams.

The Starliner capsule is set to launch at 10:34 p.m. EDT on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.

Follow the space station blog for the most up-to-date operations as launch milestones occur. Watch NASA’s mission coverage on NASA+, NASA Television, the NASA app, YouTube, and the agency’s website. Learn how to stream NASA TV through a variety of platforms including social media.



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