Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner landed safely this morning, concluding the company’s Orbital Flight Test for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.
NASA Astronaut Suni Williams, who will command the next mission of the Starliner that landed this morning, named this Orbital Flight Test capsule “Calypso.” The name is an ode to the ship of Jacques Cousteau and invokes the vastness of the sea and space.
Tune into NASA TV for a postlanding news conference at 10:00 a.m. EST with:
- NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine
- Jim Chilton, senior vice president of Boeing’s Space and Launch Division
- Steve Stich, deputy manager of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program