Starliner Astronauts to Conduct NASA Briefing From ISS


Following their safe arrival at the International Space Station, NASA astronauts Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams will hold a conference call with senior NASA executives on June 12, 2024, to brief them on the first crewed Boeing Starliner launch.

Williams and Wilmore were onboard the June 5 Starliner launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida. They will speak with NASA Administrator Bill Nelson, Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy, Associate Administrator Jim Free, and Johnson Space Center Director Vanessa Wyche.

After docking with the ISS on June 6, the Starliner astronauts will remain onboard for one week, testing Starliner and its subsystems as the next step in the spacecraft’s certification for rotational missions as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program.

NASA says its Commercial Crew Program is delivering on its goal of safe, reliable, and cost-effective transportation to and from the International Space Station from the United States through a partnership with American private industry. This partnership is opening access to low-Earth orbit and the International Space Station to more people, science, and commercial opportunities.

Coverage of the call, which will start at 3.00 a.m.(AEST) on June 12, will stream live on NASA+, NASA Television, and the agency’s website.


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