Boeing has announced that the second uncrewed test flight for its CST-100 Starliner commercial crew spacecraft will happen no earlier than the end of March. Boeing’s goal is to use its capsule to send astronauts to the ISS and beyond, just as SpaceX is doing with its Crew Dragon capsule. Boeing’s second test flight comes after the first test flight for the capsule encountered problems.
NASA and Boeing confirmed this week that Orbital Flight Test 2 is scheduled for March 29. The Starliner capsule will be pushed into orbit atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket. Boeing will launch its mission from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Previously, Boeing and NASA had hoped to conduct the second mission by the end of 2020.
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