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After problem-plagued test flight, Boeing will refly crew capsule without astronauts

1 month ago   |   By Spaceflight Now

In this file photo from 2019, technicians prepare Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spacecraft for fueling before its first unpiloted space mission. Credit: Boeing
Boeing officials said Monday the company's Starliner crew capsule will fly a second time without astronauts after software problems and other issues plagued a first test flight in December, preventing the ship from reaching the International Space Station.
The CST-100 Starliner crew capsule was expected to fly with astronauts for the first time this year, capping a multibillion-dollar NASA-funded development program. But a mission...
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After troubled first flight, Boeing will refly Starliner without crew

After troubled first flight, Boeing will refly Starliner without crew

1 month ago   |   By Ars Technica

Enlarge / A closeup view of the Starliner capsule with its service module immediately beneath it.
Boeing announced on Monday evening that it will refly its Starliner spacecraft, without astronauts, to demonstrate the vehicle's safety for NASA.
"We are committed to the safety of the men and women who design, build and ultimately will fly on the Starliner just as we have on every crewed mission to space," Boeing said in a statement. "We have chosen to refly our Orbital Flight Test to demonstrate the quality of the Starliner system. Flying another uncrewed flight will allow us to complete...
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