Boeing delays Starliner return by “weeks” for testing

Source: CNBC

“NASA and Boeing are further extending the first Starliner crewed flight but are not yet setting a new target date for returning the capsule to Earth, the organizations announced Friday. Boeing’s Starliner capsule ‘Calypso’ will stay at the International Space Station into next month while the company and NASA conduct new testing back on the ground. Boeing’s crew flight test represents the first time Starliner is carrying people, flying NASA astronauts Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams. Officials say the Starliner team is starting a test campaign of the spacecraft’s thruster technology at White Sands, New Mexico — testing that will be completed before Starliner returns to Earth.” (06/28/24)