The Boeing CST-100 is a class of two partially reusable spacecraft designed to transport crew to the International Space Station (ISS) and other low-Earth-orbit destinations. It is manufactured by Boeing for its participation in NASA's Commercial Crew Program (CCP).
In late 2019 the uncrewed Boeing Starliner Orbital Flight Test (Boe-OFT) launched on a Atlas V N22 and reached orbit, but the flight was not successful. NASA allowed Boeing a repeat test flight, Boe-OFT 2, which was to launch in August 2021, but was cancelled due to technical problems. OFT-2 ended up launching on 19 May 2022.
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