Boeing's long-awaited Starliner crew ferry ship to make its first piloted flight and historic journey to the International Space Station

At 10:52 p.m. EDT, the workhorse Atlas 5's Russian-built RD-180 first stage engine roared to life, and two strap-on solid fuel boosters ignited an instant later

With a combined push of 1.6 million pounds, the 197-foot Atlas 5 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station's pad 41 soared majestically into the sk

Commander Barry "Butch" Wilmore and co-pilot Sunita Williams, both former NASA astronauts and veteran Navy test pilots