Boeing's Starliner capsule lands, completing a crucial step toward carrying NASA astronauts

Boeing's Starliner capsule lands, completing a crucial step toward carrying NASA astronauts

May 25, 2022 by CNBC

Key Facts

  • Boeing’s Starliner capsule lands in White Sands, New Mexico on May 25, 2022 to complete the OFT-2 mission.
  • NASA TV Boeing landed its uncrewed Starliner spacecraft in the New Mexico desert on Wednesday, completing a crucial test flight as the company prepares to carry astronauts.
  • NASA Boeing has been developing its Starliner spacecraft under NASA’s Commercial Crew program, having won nearly $5 billion in contracts to build the capsule.
  • However, the company is examining whether to redesign the Aerojet Rocketdyne-made propulsion valves on Starliner, which malfunctioned during the company’s first attempt to launch the OFT-2 mission in August 2021.

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