NASA ASTRONAUTS WILL STAY AT THE SPACE STATION LONGER FOR MORE TROUBLESHOOTING OF BOEING CAPSULE
Techlife News|July 06, 2024
Two NASA astronauts will stay longer at the International Space Station as engineers troubleshoot problems on Boeing’s new space capsule that cropped up on the trip there.
NASA ASTRONAUTS WILL STAY AT THE SPACE STATION LONGER FOR MORE TROUBLESHOOTING OF BOEING CAPSULE

NASA did not set a return date until testing on the ground was complete and said the astronauts were safe.

“We’re not in any rush to come home,” said NASA’s commercial crew program manager Steve Stich.

Veteran NASA test pilots Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams blasted off aboard Boeing’s Starliner capsule for the orbiting laboratory on June 5. It was the first astronaut launch for Boeing after years of delays and setbacks.

The test flight was expected to last a week or so, enough time for Wilmore and Williams to check out the capsule while docked at the station. But problems with the capsule’s propulsion system, used to maneuver the spacecraft, prompted NASA and Boeing to delay the flight home several times while they analyzed the trouble.

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