WASHINGTON – Boeing is ready to launch its new astronaut taxi to the International Space Station (ISS) next month.
Together with SpaceX, NASA closed a private space company that began launching astronauts from US soil for the first time since the space shuttle program ended in 2011. The Boeing CST-100 Starliner will not receive any astronauts during the first flight to the ISS. After the robot is a robot with an orbiting laboratory, it will return to the ground to get off the parachutist in Texas.
If this pilot flight is going according to plan, in August Boeing will be ready to launch its first astronaut crew at the space station, Boeing spokesman Maribeth Davis Space.com introduced Boeing's vision for the future of space travel here. [How Boeing’s Commercial CST-100 Starliner Spacecraft Works]
The mission called Orbital Flight Testing will be unveiled from the Canavert Air Force Station in Florida on the Atlas V missile provided by the United Launch Alliance. Initially, it was scheduled to start on August 27, 2018, but the anomaly during the trial, when the cancellation was launched, caused Boeing to delay the mission until they developed the issue. Although Starliner has not yet flown in space, it has completed successful parachutist tests within the Earth's atmosphere.
Starliner will be the second of two new astronaut taxis to debut in the next few months. SpaceX Crew Dragon is currently scheduled to cancel its first unpainted test flight on February 28, and the aircraft serving the crew will sometimes follow in June.
Not only will Starliner and Dragon become the first spacecraft to launch astronauts from US soil for about eight years, but Boeing and SpaceX will also become the first private companies to launch people on the space station. As the bus left, NASA relied on Russia to launch astronauts on a space station using a Soyuz rocket capsule combination.