Photos: Boeing Starliner Successfully Launches to the International Space Station

Photos: Boeing Starliner Successfully Launches to the International Space Station

After a stuck thruster valve delayed the launch of the Boeing Starliner capsule in August 2021, the spacecraft successfully lifted off this past Thursday to the International Space Station (ISS) as part of the OFT-2 mission.

Following the successful launch Starliner then autonomously docked to the ISS Friday afternoon. Starliner is carrying about 500 pounds of cargo and supplies to the station.

NASA and Boeing hope to certify Starliner for human flight after this mission. If all goes according to plan, Starliner departs the ISS on May 25, making a desert landing back on Earth in the western U.S.


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