NASA and Boeing will host a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EST Saturday, Dec. 21, to debate the status of the Boeing Orbital Flight Test, and therefore the test objectives that are, and are expected to be, accomplished associated with NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.
The uncrewed Boeing Starliner spacecraft launched on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket at 6:36 a.m. Friday, from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on a flight test to the International space platform. The Starliner didn’t reach the planned orbit and can not dock to the space platform. Teams worked quickly to make sure the spacecraft was during a stable orbit and preserved enough fuel for a landing opportunity. Boeing, in coordination with NASA, is functioning to return Starliner to land in White Sands, New Mexico, on Sunday, Dec. 22.
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