StarSter CST-100 Boeing will make its first test flight to the International Space Station next month. Named Orbital Flight Test, this space mission will be launched on the Atlas V United Launch Alliance rocket of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. (The Boeing )
Starliner, the new Boeing astronomy taxi to the International Space Station, will be ready for its first flight in March.
NASA was committed to a formal agreement with SpaceX and Boeing to transport U.S. astronauts. i ISS from the American soil. The US Space Agency states that it is first to launch a crew for space again since the time it stops the space shuttle program.
Starliner First Test Fly
The private space reserves company will not allocate a crew of runners on the CST-100 Starliner board when the spacecraft will make its first test flight to the ISS next month. Once it is docs in the ISS, the Starliner will make a parachute shift in Texas when it returns to Earth.
Boeing spokesman Maribeth Davis revealed to Space during the company's vision for future travel, if the test aircraft goes as planned, then Starliner all launches the first batch of astronaut to the space station in August.
Named Orbital Flight Test, this space mission will be launched on the Atlas V United Launch Alliance rocket of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Boeing organized the launch to start on August 27 last year, but pushed back on the test plane due to anomaly that occurred during a test of the engine in the misuse of machines.
Although it flies Starliner's first test to space, it has successfully completed the parachute dropping tests within the external boundaries of the Earth's atmosphere.
New Astronaut Taxis
Meanwhile, DragonX Crew Dragon is one of NASA's two new astronaut taxis to launch astronauts in eight years. Starliner has arranged for her daughter trip in March, shortly after flying the first Dragon Crew on May 28 unmanned test. Then the launch of SpaceX will launch a test flight again, with a crew this time, in June.
Boeing and SpaceX serve as the first two private spacespace companies that will start launching space station astronauts. The contract between the United States and Russia to ferry US astronauts to the ISS using the Soyuz rocket capsule ends in April.
Last month, NASA announced a change in the crew for Boeing Starliner's first test flight, which aims to launch in the second half of the year. Mike Fincke is a long time replacing Eric Boe who will not be able to fly because of medical reasons. Fincke will now join NASA Nicole Aunapu Mann and sponnew NASA astrones Chris Ferguson.
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