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After two failed attempts, Boeing’s Starliner will try again this week

After two failed attempts, Boeing’s Starliner will try again this week

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Tomorrow, Boeing will attempt to re-launch its Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2), the second uncrewed flight for the aerospace company’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft, to the International Space Station,

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The trip will test the spacecraft’s ability to get to and from the ISS safely

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—which will be a major feat after past tests encountered a slew of technical complications Boeing has experienced since the project’s inception.

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The craft will fly out of Earth’s atmosphere on a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V N22 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida,

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, carrying with it more than 500 pounds of cargo up to the station, more than half of which consist of food and supplies for the current crew.

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However, one of the reasons the test is so risky is because Boeing has yet to really  prove that their technology can go the distance.

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