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When Is the Boeing Starliner Launch, and How Can I Watch the NASA Test Flight Live?

After years of delays and a bungled first mission, the aerospace giant is attempting to make an uncrewed test flight.

8/4/2021 3:15:00 AM

Boeing may make another attempt to launch its Starliner space taxi to the International Space Station on Wednesday, testing the capsule ahead of its planned first flight with astronauts on board later this year

After years of delays and a bungled first mission, the aerospace giant is attempting to make an uncrewed test flight.

Updated Aug. 3, 2021 4:19 pm ETBoeing Co. may make another attempt to launch its Starliner space taxi to the International Space Station on Wednesday, testing the capsule ahead of its planned first flight with astronauts on board later this year.A botched effort in late 2019

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dented the record of a companythat has been at the forefront of U.S. space exploration, including the Apollo missions to the moon. The Starliner is the latest of an array of new rockets, capsules and other vehicles aimed at furthering U.S. ambitions in a new space race to the moon, Mars and beyond.

The Starliner would give the U.S. more options to reach low earth orbit and the space station. U.S. astronauts had to hitch rides on Russian Soyuz spacecraft to get there following the retirement of the Space Shuttle in 2011. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration opted to outsource a replacement through its Commercial Crew Program and picked Boeing and Space Exploration Technologies Corp., the formal name for Elon Musk’s SpaceX, to provide space taxi services. headtopics.com

The CST-100 Starliner is slated to deliver more than 400 pounds of NASA cargo and crew supplies, and bring back material including oxygen tanks. A mannequin named Rosie the Rocketeer is expected to be on board.How can I watch the Starliner launch?NASA plans to live stream the Starliner launch from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida when the flight occurs. The next possible window for a launch is Wednesday at 12:57 p.m.

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Is it ready to be launched? Program impatience is what cause the Challenger disaster. Amazing scene and one hellova rocket LOL nice

When Is the Boeing Starliner Launch and How to Watch the NASA Test Flight LiveBoeing is scheduled to make a second attempt to launch its Starliner space taxi to the International Space Station on Tuesday, testing the capsule ahead of its planned first flight with astronauts on board later this year. Soooo late to the party elonmusk

Boeing set to retry test flight in bid to take on SpaceXBoeing is slated to launch its long-anticipated Starliner spacecraft — which is built to carry NASA astronauts — on an uncrewed test flight to the International Space Station, a follow-up to the company's botched first attempt 18 months ago, tomorrow. It will be a decisive moment for Boeing and NASA, as the traditional aerospace giant seeks to join SpaceX in ferrying people to the station. I wouldn't get aboard anything Boeing. I value my life too much.

Boeing faces huge test in redo of astronaut capsule launchNearly two years ago, Boeing's Starliner astronaut capsule failed to make it to the space station. Now the company is trying it again. nice

Boeing delays astronaut capsule launch do-overNearly two years ago, Boeing's Starliner astronaut capsule failed to make it to the space station. The attempt at a do-over has hit another delay. good luck When does BoeingSpace come up with retractable wings for the reentry phase?

When Is the Boeing Starliner Launch and How to Watch the NASA Test Flight LiveBoeing is scheduled to make a second attempt to launch its Starliner space taxi to the International Space Station on Tuesday, testing the capsule ahead of its planned first flight with astronauts on board later this year. Soooo late to the party elonmusk

Boeing set to retry test flight in bid to take on SpaceXBoeing is slated to launch its long-anticipated Starliner spacecraft — which is built to carry NASA astronauts — on an uncrewed test flight to the International Space Station, a follow-up to the company's botched first attempt 18 months ago, tomorrow. It will be a decisive moment for Boeing and NASA, as the traditional aerospace giant seeks to join SpaceX in ferrying people to the station. I wouldn't get aboard anything Boeing. I value my life too much.