Starliner capsule docks with space station in uncrewed flight test

The test completed a major objective in a high stakes flight into orbit without astronauts aboard.

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Boeing’s Starliner capsule docks with the International Space Station for the first time, after more than two years of delays in a program designed to give NASA another vehicle for sending into orbit

The test completed a major objective in a high stakes flight into orbit without astronauts aboard.

new Starliner crew capsule docked for the first time with the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday, completing a major objective in a high stakes do-over test flight into orbit without astronauts aboard.joint venture United Launch Alliance (ULA) and reached its intended preliminary orbit 31 minutes later despite the failure of two onboard thrusters.

Boeing said the two defective thrusters posed no risk to the rest of the spaceflight, which comes after more than two years of delays and costly engineering setbacks in a program designed to give NASA another vehicle for sending its astronauts to and from orbit.

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