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Starliner landing now on indefinite hold for more tests, but NASA insists crew not ‘stranded’ in space

This view from a window on the cupola overlooks a portion of the International Space and shows the partially obscured Starliner spacecraft from Boeing docked to the Harmony module’s forward port. Image: NASA The return to Earth of Boeing’s Starliner capsule is on indefinite hold pending results of new thruster tests and ongoing analysis of …

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NASA again delays Starliner undocking, return to Earth

The Starliner spacecraft on NASA’s Boeing Crew Flight Test is pictured docked to the Harmony module’s forward port as the International Space Station orbited 263 miles above the Mediterranean Sea. Image: NASA. NASA and Boeing managers have again decided to extend the Starliner crew capsule’s stay at the International Space Station, passing up a June …

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NASA moves Starliner landing to June 26 to collect more test flight data

Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft photographed through the window of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule while both were docked to the International Space Station. Image: NASA Boeing’s leak-prone Starliner capsule will remain docked to the International Space Station an additional four days, NASA announced Tuesday, returning to Earth with a pre-dawn landing at White Sands, New Mexico, on …

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NASA, Boeing set new undocking, landing date for Starliner spacecraft

This view from a window on the cupola overlooks a portion of the International Space and shows the partially obscured Starliner spacecraft from Boeing docked to the Harmony module’s forward port. Image: NASA NASA and Boeing teams pushed back the target undocking and landing date for the Starliner spacecraft from the International Space Station by …

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Live coverage: NASA, Boeing and ULA prepare third launch attempt of the Starliner Crew Flight Test

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft aboard is seen on the launch pad at Space Launch Complex 41 ahead of the NASA’s Boeing Crew Flight Test, Friday, May 31, 2024 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. NASA’s Boeing Crew Flight Test is the first launch with astronauts …

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NASA, Boeing and ULA announce June 1 as new target date for Starliner’s Crew Flight Test

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket was fueled for launch May 6, 2024 for the Starliner Crew Test Flight. Image: NASA TV NASA is looking at the start of June for its next attempt to launch its astronauts, Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams, on board Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft. The announcement came last Wednesday night …

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NASA, Boeing further delay Starliner Crew Flight Test launch amid ongoing helium leak review

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas 5 N22 rocket with Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft on top as seen the day before its planned May 6 launch. A problematic valve caused the mission to scrub two hours before liftoff. Image: Michael Cain/Spaceflight Now Continuing work to analyse a helium leak on Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft has forced NASA …

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Atlas 5 valve repair will delay Starliner’s first crewed mission to May 17 at the earliest

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas 5 N22 rocket with Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft on top as seen the day before its planned May 6 launch. A problematic valve in the Centaur upper stage of the rocket caused the mission to scrub two hours before liftoff. Image: Michael Cain/Spaceflight Now Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft is going to …

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NASA astronauts arrive at Kennedy Space Center ahead of Boeing Starliner Crew Flight Test

NASA astronauts Butch Wilmore (left) and Suni Williams (right) pose by their mission patch following their arrival at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in the run-up to the Starliner Crew Flight Test on May 6. Image: Adam Bernstein/Spaceflight Now For the first time since the end of the shuttle program, a trio of T-38 jets cruised …

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Boeing, ULA roll Starliner spacecraft out to pad 41 ahead of Crew Flight Test launch in May

The CST-100 Starliner spacecraft pauses in front of Boeing’s Commercial Crew and Cargo Processing Facility (C3PF) before it embarks to Space Launch Complex 41 (SLC-41) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. Image: Adam Bernstein/Spaceflight Now Boeing CST-100 Starliner embarked on its last big road trip before its journey to the International Space Station next month. …

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