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NASA astronauts ‘very excited’ about Boeing’s upcoming Starliner OFT-2 launch

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Astronauts are eager to see Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft launch to space today (Aug. 3), despite issues with the capsule’s previous uncrewed spaceflight. 

After a delay from its initially-scheduled launch on Friday (July 30), today at 1:20 p.m. EDT (1720 GMT) Boeing’s Starliner vehicle will launch atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket to the International Space Station from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, kicking off the company’s OFT-2 uncrewed test flight,  Ahead of this exciting launch, which Boeing hopes will be the final step before it can begin using Starliner to ferry astronauts to and from the space station, astronauts are sharing their excitement. 

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