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Boeing’s Starliner launch, a critical test flight for NASA, delayed indefinitely as capsule heads back to factory

Home News Spaceflight The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket and Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft sit on Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at sunset, on Aug. 2, 2021. (Image credit: ULA) CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A crucial test flight of Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft is on hold indefinitely following a valve issue…

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Boeing’s Starliner still hoping for August launch despite technical troubles

Home News Spaceflight Boeing is working on 13 valves that weren’t operating properly before launching its Starliner vehicle., which it aims to do in August, the company announced Aug. 9, 2021. (Image credit: ULA) Boeing is still hoping to achieve an August launch date for its Starliner capsule amid continuing technical problems with the spacecraft. Last…

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Boeing’s Starliner capsule rolls out to launch pad again (photos)

Home News Spaceflight Boeing’s Starliner capsule and its United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket roll out to their launch pad at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on Aug. 2, 2021. (Image credit: NASA via Twitter) Boeing’s Starliner capsule is back on the launch pad.Starliner and its United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket rolled out to…

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Starliner launch map reveals viewing opportunities

At 1:20 p.m. (ET) on Tuesday, August 3, Boeing will launch its Starliner spacecraft aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral in Florida. The test flight is the second for Boeing’s spacecraft after a failed mission in December 2019 when the vehicle was unable to make it to the International…

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Boeing’s Starliner capsule rolls away from pad after launch delay (photos)

Home News Spaceflight A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft aboard is seen as it is rolled back to the Vertical Integration Facility from the launch pad at Space Launch Complex 41 to avoid inclement weather, Friday, July 30, 2021 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. (Image credit:…

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Boeing Starliner OFT-2 launch to space station delayed following Russian module mishap

Home News Spaceflight A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft onboard is seen on the launch pad at Space Launch Complex 41 ahead of the Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) mission, on July 29, 2021 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. (Image credit: Joel Kowsky/NASA) Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft will…

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Boeing’s Starliner capsule rolls out to pad ahead of crucial Friday launch (photos)

Home News Spaceflight Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft and its United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket roll out of the Vertical Integration Facility to the launch pad at Space Launch Complex-41 on Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on July 29, 2021. (Image credit: United Launch Alliance) Editor’s note: On July 29, NASA and Boeing…

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Boeing’s Starliner OFT-2 mission to the International Space Station: When to watch and what to know

Home News Spaceflight Boeing’s Starliner astronaut taxi is about to do a key test of its systems ahead of carrying humans. On Friday (July 30), the spacecraft will launch on an uncrewed mission and attempt to reach the International Space Station. The mission, called Orbital Flight Test 2 (OFT-2), will be a crucial milestone for Boeing,…

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Boeing Starliner Orbital Flight Test 2: Live updates

Boeing and NASA are getting ready to make a second attempt at launching its Starliner astronaut taxi to the International Space Station. The uncrewed CST-100 Starliner space capsule is scheduled to launch to the space station on July 30 at 2:53 p.m. EDT (1853 GMT), lifting off from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Space…

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Starliner: Boeing’s next-generation spaceship

Home References Human Spaceflights An artist’s rendition shows Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner heading for a rendezvous with the International Space Station. (Image credit: Boeing) Aerospace giant Boeing is working to send astronauts to space with its CST-100 Starliner spacecraft. In 2014, NASA selected Boeing as well as SpaceX as partners in its Commercial Crew Program (CCP). As…