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Boeing announced it will send launch a test flight of its Starliner space capsule to the International Space Station on December 17.
The trip will see the Starliner, a craft designed specifically to shuttle astronauts to the ISS, launched on an Atlas V rocket, after which it will dock with the ISS and spend five days in orbit before returning to Earth.
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Before conducting the full launch, Boeing is currently testing the Starliner's abort systems.
The abort systems will help protect astronauts in case of system malfunction during launch and allow astronauts to safely return to the Earth.
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The abort test flights are planned for November 4th, and if everything goes according to plan, the test flight to dock with the ISS will commence in December.
The mission was originally planned for August, but safety concerns from NASA prompted a...
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