NASA and Boeing postponed the Starliner launch to the ISS until early May

NASA and Boeing postponed the Starliner launch to the ISS until early May

NASA and Boeing have again delayed the first manned Starliner flight to the International Space Station from mid-April to early May.

The Crew Flight Test (CFT) is “now scheduled to launch in early May due to the space station’s schedule.” Starliner will be launched using a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Starliner is scheduled to deliver NASA astronauts Butch Wilmore and Suna Williams to the ISS.

The test flight was initially planned for July 2023. However, technical problems—mostly with the Starliner’s main parachute suspension slings and wiring—then prevented the launch.

Boeing later announced that the flight would take place in March 2024. However, already in October, NASA postponed the launch to April 2024.

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