Elon Musk Competition: Boeing successfully launched a spacecraft to the space station

Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft was successfully launched over the weekend from the Cape Canberra space base in Florida, to the International Space Station. This is a significant advance for the company, as its previous launch experiment, which took place in 2019, failed. The CST-100 Starliner was launched into space aboard the Atlas 5 launcher, and about 30 minutes later, after parting from the final phase of the launcher, it entered the designated initial trajectory.

Similar to the previous experience, the current launch was also not without glitches. Officials at NASA and Boeing reported after the launch that two of the 12 propellers failed during a 45-second maneuver in space. However, it was completed successfully, after activating a backup propulsion. , Boeing’s Starliner program manager, then said, “We have a safe spacecraft, and we’re on our way to the International Space Station.”

As mentioned, according to the plan, the Boeing spacecraft – which houses a human doll named “Rosie” – is expected to stay at the station for about four to five days. Rosie took off into space wearing a blue space suit, and using these sensors from Boboing lines to collect data on the mission. In addition, the spacecraft contains equipment for the seven people currently staying at the International Space Station: the three American astronauts, the three Russian cosmonauts and the astronaut from Italy. At the end of its mission, the Starliner is scheduled to disengage, return to Earth and land on the White Sands in New Mexico with parachutes.

If all goes well, and the spacecraft manages to return safely to Earth, Boeing will approach the possibility of succeeding and making manned launches to the station. The estimated date Boeing is likely to fly its first astronauts into space is this fall, though NASA has indicated that there may be further delays in launching. Elon Musk.

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