BOEING LAUNCHES NASA ASTRONAUTS FOR THE FIRST TIME AFTER YEARS OF DELAYS
Techlife News|June 08, 2024
Boeing launched astronauts for the first time Wednesday, belatedly joining SpaceX as a second taxi service for NASA.
BOEING LAUNCHES NASA ASTRONAUTS FOR THE FIRST TIME AFTER YEARS OF DELAYS

A pair of NASA test pilots blasted off aboard Boeing’s Starliner capsule for the International Space Station, the first to fly the new spacecraft.

The trip by Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams will spend just over a week at the orbiting lab before climbing back into Starliner for a remote desert touchdown in the western U.S. on June 14.

“Let’s get going!” Wilmore called out minutes before liftoff. Years late because of spacecraft flaws, Starliner’s crew debut comes as the company struggles with unrelated safety issues on its airplane side.

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