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Boeing Completes Starliner Software Qualification; John Vollmer Quoted

CST-100 Starliner

Boeing has completed its formal requalification of the CST-100 Starliner’s flight software. With the qualification, Boeing will prepare for its next test flight.  Boeing’s starliner will fly to the International Space Station (ISS) during Orbital Flight Test-2, a second uncrewed flight test, in March 2021. “The work this team put into exhaustively wringing out our software is a defining moment for the program,” said John Vollmer.

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Uncrewed Test Flight for Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner Scheduled for March 2021; Leanne Caret Quoted

CST-100 Starliner

A second uncrewed test flight for Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner commercial crew spacecraft is now scheduled for no earlier than the end of March. NASA and Boeing announced Dec. 9 that the launch of the Orbital Flight Test (OFT) 2 mission is scheduled for March 29 on a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas 5 rocket from Cape Canaveral. 

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NASA Appoints Barry “Butch” Wilmore as Commander of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner; Leanne Caret Quoted

Barry Wilmore

NASA has appointed Barry “Butch” Wilmore to serve as commander of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner for the Crew Flight Test, succeeding Chris Ferguson, Boeing reported on Wednesday. Wilmore previously served as a backup crew member Starliner flight, and will join Nicole Mann and Mike Fincke for this first crewed mission of the Starliner spacecraft.

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