Boeing’s Starliner Returns to Earth: How to Watch

Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft returns to Earth Wednesday after four and a half days aboard the International Space Station. The return to the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico will carry out an uncrewed test run for the spacecraft designed for NASA to transport astronauts to the space station. When and how can I monitor […]

Boeing’s Starliner Launch Has Been Postponed Again, Probably Until Next Year

Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft has been recalled to the factory due to sticky valves. The Starliner was designed to take NASA astronauts to the International Space Station and is already years behind schedule. Earlier problems with the spacecraft additional financial losses to Boeing’s balance sheet. Friday’s announcement means the capsule will be removed from the Atlas […]

Boeing’s Starliner Launch for NASA: When to Watch

For Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft, NASA is certainly hoping for the lure of a second expedition. Boeing is one of two companies NASA hires to take its astronauts to the International Space Station. (SpaceX is the other with the Crew Dragon spacecraft.) Two years ago, Boeing seemed to be on track to be the first to […]

Boeing’s second Starliner mission to the ISS, one or the other moment of hiatus

Now, Boeing is going to do a high-risk remake of this mission. On August 3, Orbital Flight Test 2, or OFT-2, will send the Starliner back to the ISS. The company cannot afford another failure. “There’s a lot of credibility involved here,” says Greg Autry, a space policy expert at Arizona State University. “Nothing is […]