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Boeing's Starliner is ready for a test flight to the International Space Station

Boeing’s Starliner is ready for a test flight to the International Space Station

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More than a year and a half after her salary Failed first attempt targeting Boeing Starliner repeatedly to the International Space Station (ISS) Puts.

distance Check readiness to fly By the US space agency NASA at the end of last week, preparations are underway for the launch planned for next Friday, Engadget Reports. The Atlas 5 missile on which the capsule is installed is scheduled to launch إطلاق Friday a 14.53 EDT (20.53MHz) Take off from Cape Canaveral Spaceport.

comprehensive test

The Starliner must be thoroughly tested during the unmanned flight. NASA wants to check if the capsule Every aspect of the trip to the International Space Station Could work with: Vom Begins about Docking with the space station Even return atmosphere. The capsule is scheduled to dock with the International Space Station one day after liftoff. The stay is said to last for 5 days before you touch the capsule again in the New Mexico desert.

If the test is successful, You should follow a manned test flight this year. Just like the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, the Starliner is supposed to carry astronauts to the International Space Station.

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