THE PRESS | Diary – Boeing and NASA / Sending of the first manned Starliner mission was postponed

THE PRESS | Diary – Boeing and NASA / Sending of the first manned Starliner mission was postponed
THE PRESS | Diary – Boeing and NASA / Sending of the first manned Starliner mission was postponed

On Friday, Boeing and NASA postponed the launch of the first manned mission of the Starliner spacecraft, which is now scheduled to begin its journey to the International Space Station (ISS) on May 25. The reason for the new date is to have more time to resolve “a small helium leak in the service module of Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft,” as the US space agency explained this Friday. The CFT mission (acronym for Crew Flight Test) was scheduled to take off on May 21 from a launch complex at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, in Florida (USA), with NASA astronauts Barry ‘Butch’ Wilmore and Sunita Williams on board. With what has been announced, it is the fourth postponement of this mission since last May 6 it was preparing to rise towards the ISS, however the takeoff was suspended after an anomaly was discovered in a liquid oxygen tank of the rocket. Atlas V booster, from the United Launch Alliance (ULA) firm.

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