International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers

07/29/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 07/29/2021 14:29

IAM Members Set to Launch ULA Atlas V Rocket and Boeing Starliner Spacecraft

IAM Local 610 members at United Launch Alliance (ULA) in Cape Canaveral, FL are scheduled to launch the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket and Boeing's Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 Starliner spacecraft on its Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) to the International Space Station (ISS). The launch is scheduled for Friday, July 30.

The 197-foot tall Atlas V rocket was built by IAM Local 44 members at ULA in Decatur, AL, and is in final preparations to launch Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spacecraft on the second Orbital Flight Test (OFT-2) to the International Space Station (ISS).

This will be the 145th mission for United Launch Alliance and the 88th Atlas V launch. Since ULA was created in 2006, it has completed all of its launches with a 100 percent mission success rate - the only U.S. launch provider to do so.