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Boeing’s Starliner Ready for First Crewed Mission After Delays

Boeing's Starliner Ready for First Crewed Mission After Delays

Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner is finally set to embark on its highly-anticipated first crewed mission, aiming to prove its capabilities to NASA. The spacecraft is scheduled for liftoff from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Saturday afternoon, carrying NASA astronauts Barry “Butch” Wilmore and Sunita “Suni” Williams. Technical Issues and Delays The launch of Starliner has … Read more

Boeing’s Starliner Faces Further Delays Due to Helium Leak

Boeing's Starliner Faces Further Delays Due to Helium Leak

The long-awaited piloted test flight of Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft has been postponed to at least June 1, 2024, as engineers work to resolve a persistent helium leak in the capsule’s propulsion system. Helium Leak Leads to Delay The delay, announced by NASA on Wednesday, marks yet another setback for the Starliner program, which has faced … Read more

Boeing Starliner Finally Ready For Its First Piloted Flight

Boeing Starliner Finally Ready For Its First Piloted Flight

After facing significant delays and budget overruns, Boeing’s Starliner capsule is set to embark on its inaugural piloted flight to the International Space Station (ISS). This mission, marking a critical milestone for Boeing, aims to provide a viable alternative to SpaceX’s Crew Dragon. Overcoming Technical Challenges Boeing’s Starliner project encountered numerous technical hurdles, necessitating extensive … Read more