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First crew of Boeing Starliner to remain at ISS until late June


First crew of Boeing Starliner to remain at ISS until late June Wilmore and Williams arrived at the ISS on June 6, one day after launching from the U.S. spaceport in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Their scheduled docking with the space station was delayed when five of its 28 maneuvering thrusters failed as it approached the orbital outpost. The spacecraft has also experienced a series of helium leaks during the mission. Both problems are located in Starliner’s service module, which is located underneath the capsule. The service module will separate from the capsule and burn up in the atmosphere during re-entry phase, meaning engineers will not be able to get a hands-on look at the module to determine the cause of the problems.    More



(Source: VOA - Jun 20)

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