Boeing eyes February for space capsule’s first crewed flight

A video grab by Nasa TV that shows Boeing’s uncrewed Starliner capsule (R) approaching the International Space Station on May 20. – AFP pic, August 26, 2022.

THE first crewed flight of Boeing’s space capsule Starliner is scheduled for February 2023, the company and Nasa announced yesterday, as the United States seeks to secure a second way for its astronauts to reach the International Space Station.

Since 2020, American astronauts have travelled to the ISS aboard SpaceX’s vessels but the US space agency wants to widen its options.

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