Sat. Dec 4th, 2021
Watch Boeing’s Starliner Spacecraft Launch to the International Space Station – Tune in Tuesday, August 3, for the second uncrewed test flight of the Starliner, scheduled to lift off at 1:20 p.m. EDT (17:20 UTC) on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41, on Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. Launch coverage starts at 12:30 p.m. EDT (16:30 UTC).

This Commercial Crew mission, called Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2), will test the end-to-end capabilities of Starliner from launch to docking at the International Space Station, atmospheric re-entry, and a desert landing in the western United States. Following a successful completion of the OFT-2 mission, we are targeting late 2021 for the Boeing Crew Flight Test, Starliner’s first flight with astronauts aboard.

Virtual Launch Party – Register to attend the launch virtually and receive curated launch resources, notifications about NASA social interactions, and the opportunity for a virtual launch passport stamp following a successful launch.

Next Gen STEM – Engage kids and students in virtual and hands-on activities that are both family-friendly and educational through Next Gen STEM Commercial Crew. Check out our coloring sheets, classroom activities, and more. 

Go Starliner! – What can we expect to see on launch day? How did teams prepare for OFT-2? Hear Bob Dempsey, flight director at our Johnson Space Center, on this week’s episode of Houston We Have a Podcast

From Seed to Market – In the skies, our Earth-observing satellites help farmers track rainfall amounts, soil moisture, crop health, and more. On the ground, our partners with agencies and organizations across the globe help farmers use that data to care for their own fields. Find out a few ways we’re helping put food on the table, from planting to harvest. 

Intern Team, Assemble! – Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work at NASA? Across the country, interns from high school to graduate students are using their creativity and innovation to work on real missions. Last week, we celebrated National Intern Day on July 29. Hear from our very own interns on how you can join our NASA family.

Image Spotlight

Ingenuity, the helicopter that arrived on the Red Planet on the Mars Perseverance rover, has made nine flights on Mars. Ingenuity’s historic achievement is the first powered helicopter flight on a terrestrial body other than Earth. This image was captured by Mars Perseverance rover using its Left Mastcam-Z Camera on June 15, 2021 (Sol 114). 

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