ULA is bridging history as we prepare to launch astronauts atop Atlas once again.
A ULA Atlas V rocket will send astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard The Boeing Company’s CST-100 Starliner capsule. The first orbital flight test is slated for third quarter 2018, with a crew flight test to follow.
John Glenn became the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth after being launched on a heritage Atlas LV-3B rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, in 1962. We are proud to continue this heritage as we prepare to launch the Atlas V Starliner.
Safety is a critical part of the ULA decision-making process and we fully understand the responsibility and honor of launching American astronauts. ULA has performed a tremendous amount of work in conjunction with Boeing and NASA to ensure our designs provide the highest level of safety to the crew.
We are honored to work with Boeing to launch American astronauts to the ISS from U.S. soil.
Take a trip to the International Space Station, blasting off on ULA's Atlas V rocket aboard Boeing's Starliner capsule. Walk across the launch pad, experience the view from the top of the Crew Access Tower and get ready to give your go as you prepare for launch and your time on station. Go Atlas V! Go Centaur! Go Starliner!