Sunita Williams Starliner

We know the names of the astronauts who will participate in the first manned flight of the Boeing Starliner

After a finally successful orbital flight from start to finish (with docking to the ISS), the Starliner has become a credible alternative to Dragon of SpaceX to transport the astronauts to the International Space Station. NASA has therefore selected the two astronauts who will take place in Boeing’s CST-100 capsule for the first manned flight test.

Sunita Williams Starliner

Astronaut Sunita Williams will pilot the Starliner on the capsule’s first manned flight

sunita williams, a veteran NASA astronaut who has already performed several missions in orbit, was named the pilot of the capsule. She will be supported in her mission by Barry Wilmore, another veteran who has already accumulated 178 days in space! The astronaut mike fincke was chosen to be the understudy of one of the two astronauts in case of defection just before the mission.

This first manned mission was baptized Crew Flight Test (CFT) and will last approximately two weeks. NASA has not yet specified the date of this manned flight, but we do know that the capsule will fly into space aboard an Atlas V rocket from the Cape Canaveral launch base in Florida. .

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