All eyes on the weather as Boeing considers Starliner launch on Tuesday – .

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All eyes on the weather as Boeing considers Starliner launch on Tuesday – .


Weather concerns continue as NASA and Boeing seek to launch the Starliner capsule on a vital unmanned test flight to the International space station Tuesday (August 3).

The launch is targeting 1:20 p.m. EDT (5:20 p.m. GMT), and current weather conditions favor afternoon showers and thunderstorms along Florida’s east coast, according to the 45th Weather Squadron, which monitors launch conditions from the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Space Base. There is a 40% chance that the weather will allow Tuesday’s launch, according to the office’s current forecast, which suggests Starliner may be able to take off from the platform before the troubled weather sets in.

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