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Watch Boeing's Starliner mission attempt its historic first crewed launch

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Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft is set to launch its first crewed mission on Saturday after a decade of development. The mission, called Crew Flight Test, aims to rival SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule and expand US options for ferrying astronauts to the International Space Station. The spacecraft is scheduled to lift off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The astronauts on board will test various aspects of Starliner’s capabilities during their eight-day stay on the space station. If successful, this mission could pave the way for routine operations with the Starliner spacecraft.