BOEING STARLINER HATCH OPENING AND WELCOMING REMARKS TAKE PLACE ON SPACE STATION

BOEING STARLINER HATCH OPENING AND WELCOMING REMARKS TAKE PLACE ON SPACE STATION

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Following launch on May 19 and docking on May 20, the hatch of the Boeing Starliner vehicle was opened for the first time. NASA astronauts Kjell Lindgren, Bob Hines, and Jessica Watkins as well as ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti and Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Korsakov, Space Station Commander, Oleg Artemyev, and Denis Matveev provided welcoming remarks during an in-flight event on May 21. Starliner will complete a series of test objectives as part of the OFT-2 test flight and will remain docked to the space station until May 25 when it will undock and land at White Sands Space Harbor, New Mexico.