Atlas V Starliner CFT launch

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  • By Airman 1st Class Collin Wesson
  • SLD 45

For the first time since 1968, astronauts were launched from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida. This also marked the first time humans were launched from a United States Space Force installation since the military branch's inception.

The Atlas V Starliner Crew Flight Test mission launched astronauts Barry "Butch" Wilmore and Sunita "Suni" Williams from Space Launch Complex - 41 at CCSFS on June 5, 2024.

“The unwavering support from members of Space Launch Delta 45 was instrumental in the success of the CFT launch,” said U.S. Space Force Brig. Gen. Kristen Panzenhagen, Space Launch Delta 45 commander, and Assured Access to Space program executive officer. “Their dedication and expertise ensured a flawless execution, setting the stage for future triumphs.”

Space Launch Delta 45 is projected to launch approximately 107 times this year.