NASA Orders More Starliner Tests as Crew Remains in Space Written 1 July 2024


Boeing CST-100 Starliner crew ship approaches the International Space Station. | Credit: Bob Hines/NASA; Wikipedia; Public Domain

Ars Technica reports, “NASA and Boeing officials pushed back Friday on headlines that the commercial Starliner crew capsule is stranded at the International Space Station but said they need more time to analyze data before formally clearing the spacecraft for undocking and reentry. Two NASA astronauts, Butch Wilmore and pilot Suni Williams will spend at least a few more weeks on the space station as engineers on the ground conduct thruster tests to better understand issues with the Starliner propulsion system in orbit.”
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