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NASA has postponed the return of the Boeing Starliner from the ISS indefinitely

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun22,2024

NASA postponed the return of the Boeing Starliner from the ISS for an indefinite period

NASA again changed the terms of the return to Earth of the Boeing Starliner shuttle from the International Space Station. Astronauts Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams were previously expected to return on June 26. The new date was not announced, Reuters reports.

American astronauts left for the Boeing Starliner to the ISS on June 5, this was supposed to demonstrate the readiness of the new ship to receive a NASA certificate. Starliner successfully docked with the station. Initially, it was planned that the return of the cosmonauts would take place on June 18.

Five leaks were discovered in the capsule, including helium. During the flight, five maneuvering engines out of 28 failed, due to which the ship could not detach from the ISS. A number of other problems have been identified.

The current flight of the Starliner spacecraft is the first test flight of a Boeing spacecraft to the ISS with humans. Earlier there were already two launches. At the end of 2019, it failed due to software errors, the craft did not have enough fuel to dock with the ISS and return to Earth.

The re-flight took place in 2022, the craft delivered cargo and after a few days on the ISS, returned safely to Earth .

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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