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NASA, Boeing Postpone Starliner Launch Scheduled for Friday

By Doug Messier
Parabolic Arc
July 29, 2021
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The Boeing CST-100 Starliner spacecraft is secured atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket at the Vertical Integration Facility at Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on July 17, 2021. Starliner will launch on the Atlas V for Boeing’s second Orbital Flight Test (OFT-2) for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. The spacecraft rolled out from Boeing’s Commercial Crew and Cargo Processing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center earlier in the day. (Credits: Boeing/John Grant)

HOUSTON (NASA PR) — NASA and Boeing have decided to stand down from Friday’s launch attempt of the agency’s Orbital Flight Test-2 mission. Currently, launch teams are assessing the next available opportunity. The move allows the International Space Station team time to continue working checkouts of the newly arrived Roscosmos’ Nauka module and to ensure the station will be ready for Starliner’s arrival.

Learn more about station activities by following the space station blog@space_station and  @ISS_Research on Twitter as well as the ISS Facebook and ISS Instagram accounts.

More details about NASA’s Commercial Crew Program can be found by following the commercial crew blog@commercial_crew and commercial crew on Facebook.

4 responses to “NASA, Boeing Postpone Starliner Launch Scheduled for Friday”

  1. Jeff2Space says:
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    Boeing’s Starliner program just can’t catch a break.

  2. duheagle says:
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    Let’s hope the OFT-2 Starliner doesn’t now feel compelled to surpass its predecessor in order to restore to Boeing the title of Most Fucked-Up Spacecraft so recently wrested away by Nauka and Roscosmos.

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