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Boeing Starliner Launch Could Be Delayed by Poor Weather

NASA is planning to launch Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) at 1:20 p.m. ET on Tuesday, August 3, but unsettled weather conditions around the launch site at Cape Canaveral, Florida, could delay lift-off. According to the most recent forecast by the U.S. Space Force 45th Weather Squadron, which provides NASA with detailed weather information, the crucial CST-100 Starliner test flight currently has a 60% chance of […]

todayAugust 3, 2021 1

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How to Watch Boeing Launch Starliner Test Flight on Friday

NASA is gearing up for a crucial test flight of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft. The uncrewed Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) mission is ready for launch on Friday, July 30, and will involve sending Starliner on a five-day mission to the International Space Station (ISS) 250 miles above Earth. The upcoming flight follows a failed attempt to send Starliner to the ISS in December 2019, so there’s a lot riding on […]

todayJuly 29, 2021 4

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Boeing Names Date for Second Starliner Capsule Test Flight

Boeing’s first orbital test flight of its Starliner spacecraft ended in failure in 2019, so the aviation giant is keen to get it right second time around. Following extensive work on the spacecraft to correct all of the flaws that ruined its first outing, Boeing and NASA are now targeting July 30 for the capsule’s next test flight. The uncrewed mission will see Starliner blast off from Cape Canaveral in […]

todayMay 10, 2021 5

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Boeing Starliner Spacecraft Test Flight Delayed Yet Again

Boeing has revealed that it is now targeting August 2021 for the second orbital test flight of its Starliner spacecraft. The new date follows a string of delays for the project in recent months. When it finally gets off the ground on its Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) mission, the uncrewed spacecraft will head to the International Space Station (ISS) in a practice run ahead of astronaut trips to and from […]

todayApril 19, 2021 2

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Boeing Starliner Test Flight Delayed Once Again

Technicians observe Boeing’s Starliner crew module being placed on top of the service module in the Commercial Crew and Cargo Processing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Jan. 14, 2021. The Starliner spacecraft is being prepared for Boeing’s second Orbital Flight Test (OFT-2). As part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program, OFT-2 is a critical developmental milestone on the company’s path to fly crew missions for NASA. […]

todayMarch 7, 2021 1

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