Starliner, a centerpiece of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, could launch as early as March 25, the agency said.
Starliner, the product of a NASA-Boeing collaboration, is expected to make its second uncrewed flight test referred to as Boeing’s Orbital Flight Test-2, or OFT-2. It is an important advancement towards delivering astronauts to the International Space Station.
The interior of the vehicle is being outfitted in preparation to load cargo.
The mission will launch Starliner on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. It will then dock to the ISS and return to land on the West Coast of the U.S. about a week later.