Orbital Flight Test 2 of the Boeing Starliner

The Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) mission launched from Space Launch Complex 41 at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.

Atlas V rocket from United Launch Alliance. OFT-2 was originally scheduled to launch in August 2021.

After failing to reach the space station in December 2019, the first mission, OFT-1, returned to Earth early.

The Starliner docked with the International Space Station approximately 24 hours after launch and returned to Earth in late May.

Due to the need to address issues discovered during Orbital Flight Test-2, the flight will now launch no earlier than February 2023. (OFT-2).

The six-day OFT-2 test was a critical step for Boeing before NASA certified Starliner to carry astronauts.

The Starliner OFt-2 spacecraft is returning to Earth and is scheduled to land at White Sands Space Harbor in New Mexico at 6:49 p.m.

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