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NASA/BOEING UPDATE ON REVIEWS OF THE STARLINER ORBITAL FLIGHT TEST (OFT), Mar 6, 2020, virtual, 11:00 am ET

NASA and Boeing will provide an update on the reviews of the problems that developing during the December 20-22, 2019 Orbital Flight Test (OFT) of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner commercial crew spacecraft.

No one was aboard for this test flight, which experiences two significant software anomalies and a communications issue that are being studied by a joint NASA/Boeing Independent Review Team (IRT).  NASA is deciding whether the uncrewed orbital flight test must be repeated or if Boeing may move forward to the next step, a crewed flight test.

The update will be via a media teleconference at 11:00 am ET on March 6, 2020.  Audio will be available on NASA Live.  Participants are:

  • Douglas Loverroassociate administrator of NASA’s Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate
  • Jim Chilton, senior vice president at Boeing Space and Launch
  • Kathy Lueders, manager of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program
  • John Mulholland, vice president and manager of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner Program

Details

Date:
March 6
Time:
11:00 am - 11:00 pm