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NASA sets mid-May launch for Boeing Starliner spacecraft's initial trip to ISS

NASA sets mid-May launch for Boeing Starliner spacecraft's initial trip to ISS

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Boeing's Starliner spacecraft may finally get off the ground for its second flight following an issue with the craft's propulsion system.

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The capsule, designed to ferry astronauts to and from the International Space Station, is set to launch on its second uncrewed test flight on May 19

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The mission, Orbital Flight Test-2, is part of NASA's Commercial Crew Program, in this case with the agency contracting Boeing and SpaceX to transport astronauts to the ISS.

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Liftoff is scheduled for 6:54 p.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.

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The test was originally slated to take place last summer,

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but was canceled after engineers discovered 13 valves in the craft's propulsion system that were stuck in the closed position.

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