Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner docked with the International Space Station for the first time with crew on board at 12:34 pm CT on Thursday, June 6, 2024. (Credit: NASA TV)

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Authors: Boeing

Published Date: Thu, 06 Jun 2024 14:01:00 -0400

Summary:  NASA astronauts Barry “Butch” Wilmore and Sunita “Suni” Williams successfully docked Boeing’s [NYSE: BA] Starliner spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS), about 26 hours after launching from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. The astronauts monitored Starliner as it autonomously conducted a series of maneuvers to steadily bring the spacecraft closer to the orbiting laboratory before docking. The two Starliner astronauts, who are joining seven others currently living on the station, will assist with various tests and conduct scientific experiments while in space. “It is both amazing and humbling to join the fleet of commercial spacecraft capable of conducting crewed transportation services to and from the space station for NASA.

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