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Boeing launches NASA astronauts for the first time after years of delays, 5 June
...Crippled by bad software, Starliner's initial test flight in 2019 without a crew had to be repeated before NASA would let its astronauts strap in....
upi | 'Nicely done!' Boeing Starliner astronauts welcomed to ISS at last (06.06.24)
There are two American-crewed spacecraft docked at ISS now—SpaceX's Dragon was there when Starliner arrived. It experienced a thruster malfunction with the B1 A3 thruster, so it was shut down while others were used to control the spacecraft as it docked. At about 10 meters away a planned hold was implemented to perform the final line-up for docking.
space.com | Boeing's 1st Starliner astronaut mission extended through June 18, 10 June
If all goes well on CFT [Crew Flight Test], Starliner will be certified to fly six-month astronaut missions to and from the ISS for NASA. SpaceX already does this with its Dragon capsule; Elon Musk's company is in the middle of its eighth long-duration crewed flight to the ISS, known as Crew-8.
by Cat on Tue Jun 11th, 2024 at 05:47:12 AM EST
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