Starliner Closes Hatch; Astronauts Prepare Test Vehicle for Return to Earth Wednesday Written 25 May 2022


Boeing CST-100 Starliner as it approaches the ISS. | Credit: NASA; Associated Press–©

The Orlando (FL) Sentinel reports that The Boeing Company’s Starliner successfully docked with the ISS on Friday, and its hatch opened on Saturday. “Since then the crew has removed 500 pounds of cargo sent up, and then loaded it up again with 600 more pounds for the return to Earth. That includes three Nitrogen Oxygen Recharge System tanks, essential for supplying breathable air on station. They will be refurbished planetside for a future return to the station.”
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Boeing Starliner's Hatch Closes in Preparation for Undocking from ISS
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