NASA, Boeing to Provide Update on Starliner’s Orbital Flight Test-2

NASA and Boeing are continuing discussions on the status of the Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) mission, and will host a joint media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT, Friday, Aug. 13, to discuss the second uncrewed flight of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft to the International Space Station, as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program.

Participants in the briefing will be:

Kathryn Lueders, NASA associate administrator for human exploration and operations
Joel Montalbano, manager or NASA’s International Space Station Program
Steve Stich, manager of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program
John Vollmer, vice president and program manager of Boeing’s Commercial Crew Program
Audio of the teleconference will livestream online at:

To participate in the teleconference, media must contact the newsroom at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at: [email protected] by 12 p.m. for the dial-in information.

The OFT-2 mission will launch Starliner on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. After launch, Starliner will dock to the space station before returning to Earth in the western United States as part of an end-to-end test flight to prove the system is ready to fly with crew aboard.