Boeing's Starliner spacecraft shares a fascinating view of its OFT-2 mission

Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft recently completed its OFT-2 mission to the International Space Station (ISS). He showed NASA that he was really good and ready for new adventures.

In a posted message on Twitter On May 30, 2022, Boeing’s Starliner shared a video showing an idyllic view from the window of its CST-100 capsule. As a reminder, the Starliner spacecraft was bound for space during its last uncrewed test flight.

Like a fish in the water

The Boeing CST-100 Starliner is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Thursday, May 19, 2022, carried into orbit by a rocket. United Launch Alliance Atlas V.

The photo sequence shows the Earth as it appears. Shows the orbital sunset as the spacecraft heads toward the International Space Station (ISS). We can also see in about 43 seconds an object moving at full speed – perhaps a piece of space rock or a satellite.

Towards new adventures?

The capsule returned to Earth after a parachute-assisted landing in the New Mexico desert on Wednesday, May 25. Regarding the future new mission, NASA must first review the data from OFT-2 before launching the Boeing Starliner again.

As a reminder, the OFT-2 mission did not go well – two Starliner thrusters fell Failed while inserting into orbit (His movement was in a position to rotate around the Earth.) The failure occurred about half an hour after launch. Fortunately, an emergency rocket was launched in time and the Starliner was able to complete the flight.

Starliner capsule facing the International Space Station // Source: NASA / YouTube

Boeing and NASA have not yet announced whether astronauts will participate in the upcoming Starliner mission, but they hope it will take place before the end of 2022.

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