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Boeing Starliner launches 2 NASA astronauts into space in first piloted test flight

Posted on AllSides June 5th, 2024
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The third time proved to be the charm for NASA and Boeing, which successfully launched two astronauts into space Wednesday morning from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Liftoff, which was scheduled for 10:52 a.m., occurred without a hitch. It is Boeing's first piloted test flight. 

The United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket and Boeing Starliner carrying astronauts Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams is heading for the International Space Station (ISS). The Starliner is expected to arrive at the space station after a flight of about 24 hours and dock with the orbiting research...

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