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Boeing's Starliner spacecraft is ready to launch to the ISS

Boeing's Starliner spacecraft is ready to launch to the ISS

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Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft is set to make its first trip to the International Space Station (ISS), after failing to do so when it launched two years ago and experiencing malfunctions since.

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The test is uncrewed, but if successful, it will mark an important step in expanding the capability for sending astronauts to orbit from US soil – something only SpaceX can do at the moment.

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NASA and Boeing are aiming for the launch to take place at 22.54 GMT on Thursday 19 May from Cape Canaveral in Florida.

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The Starliner, a reusable spacecraft designed for crewed trips to low Earth orbit, will launch without a crew on top of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. It will eventually make its way to dock with the ISS.

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“We’ve completed all of our checks: the hatch is closed, we did one last cycle of all the valves and they all operated nominally.

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So we’re in good shape,” said commercial crew manager Mark Nappi at Boeing during a press conference on 17 May.

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