Starliner Returns to White Sands Missile Range Written 26 May 2022


Boeing Starliner landing on May 25 at 4:49 p.m. MT at White Sands Missile Range. | Credit: Boeing; YouTube; framegrab

The Washington Post reports that the Boeing Company’s Starliner capsule undocked from the International Space Station Wednesday and successfully returned to Earth, completing a six-day mission.  The uncrewed capsule “touched down as scheduled at 6:49 p.m. Eastern time at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico under a trio of parachutes.”  Starliner’s return marked the final step of a vital test for Boeing and NASA, “which required the aerospace company to prove it could safely fly the vehicle to the station and back autonomously before allowing it to fly astronauts.”
Full Story (Washington Post)


Starliner's Orbital Flight Test-2 Landing (Boeing via YouTube)