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STARLINER OFT-2 PRELAUNCH NEWS CONFERENCE, July 27, 2021, KSC/virtual, 1:00 pm ET?

Update, July 24: The NASA TV schedule shows this as occuring at 1:00 pm ET on July 27, but with the notation that the time is subject to change.

Original Entry: NASA and Boeing will conduct a pre-launch news conference for the uncrewed Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) of Boeing’s Starliner commercial crew spacecraft on July 27, 2021.  Launch is scheduled for July 30 at 2:53 pm ET.

The time is TBA, and will be no earlier than one hour after completion of the Launch Readiness Review.  [The Flight Readiness Review is the previous Thursday, July 22.]

Participants in the pre-launch news conference are:

  • Steve Stich, manager, NASA’s Commercial Crew Program
  • Joel Montalbano, manager, NASA’s International Space Station Program
  • Jennifer Buchli, deputy chief scientist, NASA’s International Space Station Program
  • John Vollmer, vice president and program manager, Boeing Commercial Crew Program
  • Gary Wentz, vice president, Government and Commercial Programs, ULA
  • Will Ulrich, launch weather officer, U.S. Space Force, 45th Weather Squadron

The briefing will air live on NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency’s website.


July 27, 2021
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm