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NASA official says Starliner demo mission not likely to launch until next year

25 days ago   |   By Spaceflight Now

Boeing's Starliner spacecraft returned to the Commercial Crew and Cargo Processing Facility at Kennedy Space Center on Aug. 19 for troubleshooting. Credit: Boeing
The head of NASA's space operations division said this week an unpiloted test flight of Boeing's Starliner crew capsule to the International Space Station, delayed from August by valve problems, will likely not launch until next year.
Officials may swap out the spacecraft's service module, which contains the balky propulsion system valves, for a new one, said Kathy Lueders, associate administrator of NASA's Space Operations...
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