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The launch of a Boeing Starliner rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, will send two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station.

Starliner, we are here for you.

As Boeing prepares to launch its Starliner capsule for its first crewed mission on Monday, May 6 at 10:34 PM EDT from Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, NASA’s social media channels are preparing for viewers who won’t be able to see the historic launch in person. And FLORIDA TODAY’s Space Team, which includes award-winning reporter Rick Neale, reporter Brooke Edwards and veteran visuals journalist Craig Bailey, has its own reporting plans, complete with a live blog, tweets, video and photos from Cape Canaveral, near the Kennedy Space Center and through Brevard County.

Who is the Starliner crew? Aboard the rocket will be two NASA astronauts: Barry “Butch” Wilmore and Sunita “Suni” Williams, both test pilots in the Navy. They have each flown into space twice.

Dubbed NASA’s Boeing Starliner Crew Flight Test Launch for livestreams online, coverage begins Monday at 6:30 PM EDT. Keep scrolling to learn about the highly anticipated Starliner rocket launch and how you can watch our Space Team’s coverage on a variety of platforms, from your Android or iPhone to your big screen in your living room.

What is Boeing’s Starliner?

Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft will carry NASA astronauts. The company calls it the Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 Starliner, or simply “Starliner.” The device will launch no earlier than May 6, 2024 and will make history as the first spacecraft to carry people from Space Launch Complex 41 in Cape Canaveral. The launch pad has been the site of historic missions, starting with the Titan rockets in 1965 and including the New Horizons deep space probe, the Voyager spacecraft and even the Curiosity Mars rover.

Starliner will be launched using an Atlas V rocket from United Launch Alliance (a partnership between Boeing and Lockheed Martin). The Atlas V rocket has been launched from this spot since 2002, but this will be the first time it will take astronauts to space.

Who are the NASA astronauts flying into space for the Starliner launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida?

The two NASA astronauts flying this commercial crew mission are Barry “Butch” Wilmore and Sunita “Suni” Williams. Both are Navy test pilots. They have each flown in space twice and both bring a wide variety of experiences to the flight.

Williams was originally a helicopter test pilot before switching to flying fighter jets. She is preparing to fly to space for the third time, as the crew’s test pilot.

This will also be Wilmore’s third space flight. Before becoming a NASA astronaut, Wilmore was a U.S. Navy captain, fighter pilot and test pilot, with more than 8,000 hours of flight time. Wilmore flew the FA-18 Hornet and T-45 Goshawk and played a role in missions during Operation Desert Storm, Desert Shield and Southern Watch.

Monday, May 6: NASA’s Boeing Starliner crewed flight test

How to watch the Starliner rocket launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida, online

Tune in to for live coverage and updates from USA TODAY Network’s Space Team on the Boeing Starliner rocket launch from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station beginning Monday at 6:30 PM EDT. You can download or type the free app for iPhone or Android in your browser.

In Florida, the best way to see this historic moment in person is anywhere on the Space Coast (Brevard County) or certain spots on the First Coast or Fun Coast (Volusia County) or the Treasure Coast (Indian River County, St. Lucie County and Martin County). Pro tip: If you’re watching the film in person, get to your viewing destination early and be prepared to stay later after the launch due to heavy traffic.

How to watch the Boeing Starliner rocket launch from your phone, iPad or tablet with coverage from the FLORIDA TODAY Space Team

When and where: Full coverage of the launch, including a live webcast with live tweets and updates, begins Monday, May 6 at 6:30 PM EDT at (you can type this into your browser on your phone) and will be available in-depth coverage. Ask our FLORIDA TODAY space team reporters Rick Neale and Brooke Edwards questions and start a conversation. You can also watch the coverage via the FLORIDA TODAY app, available on the App Store or Google Play. FLORIDA TODAY is part of the USA TODAY network.

How to Watch NASA’s Boeing Starliner Crew Flight Test Launch on TV, How to Watch Starliner Launch from Florida on YouTube

If you have streaming services on your flat screen, computer, tablet or phone, you can watch NASA’s Boeing Starliner Crew Flight Test Launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida. To do this, you’ll need the FLORIDA TODAY app (shown above) and the option to “mirror” from your phone to the TV, or the YouTube app to watch the NASA live broadcast (shown above).

From your TV apps, select the YouTube app, search for the NASA channel and click on the live broadcast of NASA’s Boeing Starliner Crew Flight Test Launch for Monday, May 6, 2024.

How to Watch the NASA Starliner Launch on Twitter (and Who to Follow!)

NASA will broadcast on its account on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter: @NASA.

Follow along with FLORIDA TODAY experts on Twitter: Space Team at @SpaceTeamRick Neale op @rickneale1Brooke Edwards op @brookeofstars with great images by Craig Bailey on @cbfoto1. We link back to our live coverage at @Florida_Today and at

How to watch the NASA Starliner rocket launch live on Facebook

NASA posted a live event on Facebook Watch and will livestream the Starliner rocket launch on its Facebook page at

How to watch the NASA Starliner rocket launch from Roku, Amazon Fire

For viewers with a Roku box or Amazon Fire TV Stick, select the YouTube app, search for NASA’s channel and click on the live broadcast of NASA’s Boeing Starliner Crew Flight Test Launch for Monday, May 6, 2024.

Can you watch the Starliner rocket launch from Florida on TikTok?

NASA has a voice a lot of social media platforms NASA, however, does not have a presence on TikTok, the popular video-sharing social media platform. There is no broadcast of the NASA Starliner rocket launch scheduled from TikTok. However, there will likely be TikTok videos about the launch – from Florida’s Space Coast and beyond, as this is a historic event.

Can you watch the NASA Starliner rocket launch on Instagram?

NASA does have an official Instagram account (@NASA), as does United Launch Alliance (@ulalaunch), but there has been no online announcement as to whether the space agency will host a livestream on Instagram. It’s likely that NASA and possibly ULA will post Instagram Reels and an Instagram Story (or two) about the Boeing Starliner rocket launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

FLORIDA TODAY will cover the launch of Starliner on Instagram via @Florida_Today and veteran, award-winning photojournalist Craig Bailey at @crbphoto1.

Sangalang is a lead digital producer for USA TODAY Network-Florida. Follow her further Tweet or Instagram at @byjensangalang. Support local journalism. Consider subscribing to a Florida newspaper.