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Given the tweet below, seems like a good time to start this thread for the first (uncrewed) Starliner flight. At the time of posting the forecast date is NET August 2018:

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Tory Bruno‏ Verified account @torybruno 26m26 minutes ago

Very exciting!  Mighty #Atlas Booster for OFT, the first  #Starliner test flight, (uncrewed). @BoeingDefense #LaunchAmerica #Boeing

https://twitter.com/torybruno/status/918416260819329025
« Last Edit: 10/12/2017 11:38 AM by FutureSpaceTourist »

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Re: Atlas V N22 - Starliner OFT (uncrewed) - NET Aug 2018
« Reply #1 on: 10/13/2017 06:49 AM »
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ULA & @BoeingDefense #AtlasV #Starliner teams held a Test Like You Fly review last week, an exercise focused on safety and reliability
https://twitter.com/ulalaunch/status/918602883888762880

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Team reviewed components, software & systems + decades of Atlas data to ensure integrated vehicle tests sim real-life conditions
https://twitter.com/ulalaunch/status/918603072024338432

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TLYF review supports safety, mission success as #AtlasV #Starliner preps to launch astros to @Space_Station next year! #LaunchAmerica
https://twitter.com/ulalaunch/status/918603295954014208

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Centaur being fabricated for this flight:
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The Centaur that will return Americans to space from American soil.
https://twitter.com/torybruno/status/918816681157210114
« Last Edit: 10/13/2017 03:52 PM by GWH »

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Re: Atlas V N22 - Starliner OFT (uncrewed) - NET Aug 2018
« Reply #3 on: 10/13/2017 04:52 PM »
Centaur being fabricated for this flight:
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The Centaur that will return Americans to space from American soil.
https://twitter.com/torybruno/status/918816681157210114

I guess Tony is forgetting that SpaceX might do it before then? (if current schedules hold)
« Last Edit: 10/13/2017 04:52 PM by Lars-J »

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I guess Tony is forgetting that SpaceX might do it before then? (if current schedules hold)
Tory didn't say "first" or "only".  The overall goal of getting Americans to space from American soil is a 2 provider solution.

« Last Edit: 10/13/2017 05:00 PM by GWH »

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Re: Atlas V N22 - Starliner OFT (uncrewed) - NET Aug 2018
« Reply #5 on: 10/19/2017 03:36 PM »
Centaur being fabricated for this flight:
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The Centaur that will return Americans to space from American soil.
https://twitter.com/torybruno/status/918816681157210114

Isn't this thread for the uncrewed mission?  Either that's the wrong Centaur for this thread or it wont be the one returning Americans to space.  ;)  Exciting to see LV hardware being built for these missions either way, though.
Shouldn't reality posts be in "Advanced concepts"?  --Nomadd

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