Boeing’s Starliner flight delayed again for oxygen tank valve replacement

Source: United Press International

“Boeing’s Starliner crew flight test has been pushed back another week as United Launch Alliance plans to replace a part of the spacecraft. The test launch is now set for 6:16 p.m. EDT from Cape Canaveral Space Station Florida on May 17, a week later than the date set earlier this week after the initial launch was scrubbed due to concerns about an oxygen relief valve, NASA said Tuesday. ULA will replace the valve when the rocket is moved back to its Vertical Integration facility at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station Wednesday. … While the valve is being replaced astronauts Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams will stay in quarantine at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Florida. They will be the first people to travel on Starliner to the space station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.” (05/08/24)