The United States National Space Administration (NASA) and Boeing will carry out next Thursday, the launch of the Second Boeing Orbital Flight Test (OFT-2, for its acronym in English) towards the International Space Station (ISS) .
The launch is scheduled for 6:54 p.m. ET. OFT-2 is the second unmanned flight of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.
The Starliner will be launched on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, NASA said.
The spacecraft will return with about 270 kilograms of cargo, including tanks for the nitrogen and oxygen recharging system that provides breathable air to station crew members, Xinhua news agency reported.