Join Us for the Launch of NASA’s Boeing Orbital Flight Test-2 Mission
NASA employees, friends, and families are invited to take part in virtual activities and events ahead of the launch of the agency’s Boeing Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) mission to the International Space Station. Liftoff is targeted for 5:54 p.m. CDT on Thursday, May 19, from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.
Register now for launch and receive curated resources, interactive opportunities, schedule changes, and mission-specific information straight to your inbox. You also can join the Facebook event. Following the launch, you’ll receive a stamp for your virtual guest passport.
The uncrewed mission will test the end-to-end capabilities of the Starliner spacecraft and Atlas V rocket from launch to docking and return to Earth at one of five designated landing zones in the western United States. Following a successful mission, NASA and Boeing will identify a launch window for Starliner’s first flight with astronauts aboard.
Employees are reminded that on-center viewing at Kennedy is permitted only with employee car passes or invitations managed by the Guest Operations team. Employees not based at Kennedy and without a launch-related role and/or a car pass should not plan to view the launch from Kennedy.
NASA employees and the public also can share in the journey through a variety of activities, including:
STEM Mission Toolkit
Engage kids and students in virtual and hands-on activities that are both family-friendly and educational through NASA’s STEM Mission Tool Kit.
Watch and Engage on Social Media
Stay connected with the mission on social media and let people know you're following it on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram using the hashtag #LaunchAmerica. Follow and tag these accounts:
- Twitter: @NASA, @Commercial_Crew, @Space_Station
- Facebook: NASA, NASACommercialCrew, ISS Facebook
- Instagram: NASA, ISS Instagram
For NASA's launch blog and more information about the mission, visit:
The Boeing CST-100 Starliner spacecraft secured atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. Credits: Boeing/John Grant