NASA, Boeing to Provide Commercial Crew For Space Station

NASA and Boeing will evaluate Starliner's propulsion system performance.

International space station on orbit of Earth planet.
International space station on orbit of Earth planet.

Leadership from NASA's International Space Station and Commercial Crew Programs, as well as Boeing, will participate in a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Friday, June 28.

NASA and Boeing continue to evaluate Starliner's propulsion system performance before returning from the International Space Station as part of the agency's Crew Flight Test. The agency also will discuss recent station operations.

In its 24th year of continuously crewed operations, the space station is a unique scientific platform where crew members conduct experiments across multiple disciplines of research, including Earth and space science, biology, human physiology, physical sciences, and technology demonstrations not possible on Earth. Crews living aboard station are the hands of thousands of researchers on the ground, having conducted more than 3,300 experiments in microgravity. Station is the cornerstone of space commerce, from commercial crew and cargo partnerships to commercial research and national lab research, and lessons learned aboard the International Space Station are helping to pass the torch to future commercial stations.

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