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Boeing's Starliner ship successfuly docked to ISS

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23.May.22 8:40 AM
By Shawn Highstraw
Photo NASA


Boeing's Starliner ship successfuly docked to ISS
Boeing's unmanned Starliner spacecraft successfully docked with the International Space Station on the night of Friday to Saturday. The Starliner took off from the launch site in Cape Canaveral in the US state of Florida on Thursday and arrived at the space station almost 26 hours later.

With this successful flight, Boeing is taking an important step. Two previous attempts failed. It is likely that the first manned flight of the Starliner will follow at the end of this year or early next.

In 2021, a planned launch of the Starliner was postponed due to technical problems. In 2019, Boeing succeeded in taking off the aircraft, but due to software problems, the Starliner could not reach the ISS then and had to return to earth after 48 hours in space.

Boeing, like Elon Musk's competitor SpaceX, has a contract with the US space agency NASA to fly crews and supplies to the ISS. SpaceX has already successfully completed four of those missions.

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