Atlas V Starliner CFT launches astronauts for first time from USSF installation

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  • By Airman 1st Class Collin Wesson
  • Space Launch Delta 45 Public Affairs

For the first time since 1968, astronauts were launched from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, the first time ever from a Space Force installation, June 5. 

The Atlas V Starliner Crew Flight Test mission launched astronauts Barry Wilmore and Sunita Williams from Space Launch Complex - 41 at CCSFS. 
“The unwavering support from members of Space Launch Delta 45 was instrumental in the success of the CFT launch,” said Brig. Gen. Kristen Panzenhagen, SLD 45 commander and Assured Access to Space program executive officer. “Their dedication and expertise ensured a flawless execution, setting the stage for future triumphs.” 
SLD 45 is projected to launch approximately 107 times this year.