Boeing Starliner

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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.[1][2] 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.[3][4] NASA allowed Boeing a repeat test flight, Boe-OFT 2, which was to launch in August 2021, but was cancelled due to technical problems.[5][6] OFT-2 ended up launching on 19 May 2022.

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  1. Memi, Edmund G.; Morgan, Adam K. (September 23, 2009). "Boeing Submits Proposal for NASA Commercial Crew Transport System" (Press release). Boeing.
  2. "Boeing's New CST-100 'Starliner' Processing Facility Taking Shape at KSC". 4 September 2015.
  3. Memi, Edmund G.; Rye, Jessica F. (August 4, 2011). "Boeing Selects Atlas V Rocket for Initial Commercial Crew Launches" (Press release). Boeing. Retrieved October 29, 2011.
  4. Malik, Tariq (22 December 2019). "Boeing's 1st Starliner Spacecraft Lands in New Mexico After Shortened Test Flight". Retrieved 2019-12-29.
  5. "Boeing Starliner test flight planned for spring 2022". SpaceNews. 2021-12-20. Retrieved 2021-12-25.
  6. Berger, Eric (2021-12-14). "Leaky valve issue forces Boeing to swap out Starliner's service module". Ars Technica. Retrieved 2021-12-25.