Image via NASA / Joel Kowsky
On Tuesday, August 3, at 1:20 PM ET, NASA will launch the Starliner to the International Space Station (ISS) for its second uncrewed flight test.
Viewers will be able to tune in to prelaunch, launch, and docking coverage as the spacecraft is sent into orbit by a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from the Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.
The Starliner will be carrying over 400 pounds of cargo and crew supplies to the ISS, and is slated to be bringing over 550 pounds of cargo when it comes back to Earth.
According to Slashgear, the mission hopes to demonstrate the end-to-end capabilities of the Starliner and Atlas V rocket. The live coverage will air on NASA TV, the NASA app, and the NASA website.
Upon its return, the spacecraft’s capsule will land in a desert in the western United States. To watch the live coverage of the launch, check out the app and desktop streams. A YouTube livestream will also be ready closer to the launch.[via Slashgear, cover image via NASA / Joel Kowsky] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/415017/NASA-Invites-The-Public-To-Attend-Starliner-Launch-Online-Here-s-Where-You-Can/