‘It almost feels unreal’: NASA Boeing Starliner astronauts excited for 1st human launch May 6


Two NASA astronauts are days away from partaking in a new spacecraft’s first-ever human launch — if schedules hold, that is.

Boeing Starliner‘s debut crew, Barry “Butch” Wilmore and Suni Williams, told reporters on Wednesday (May 1) that their test pilot experience with the U.S. Navy will help them assess the spacecraft during its debut crewed launch. Liftoff is currently set for Monday (May 6) at 10:34 p.m. EDT (0234 GMT May 7). The event will be livestreamed here at Space.com, via NASA Television.

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