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May 21, 2022

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Space.com

“Welcome Starliner!” wrote astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency, who arrived at the station on a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule in April. She snapped stunning photos of the Starliner spacecraft over a brilliant blue Earth and shared …

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Space.com

The hatches separating the two spacecraft are scheduled to open Saturday (May 21) around 11:45 a.m. EDT (1545 GMT). Astronauts enter Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft in space for first time. NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren takes a photo of Rosie the …

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Spaceflight Now

Boeing’s Starliner crew capsule finally reached the International Space Station Friday night with a “nail-biting” rendezvous and docking, overcoming several technical glitches to accomplish a long-awaited objective for the spacecraft before NASA clears …

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Space.com

The number astronomers use to measure this expansion is called the Hubble Constant (not after the telescope but after astronomer Edwin Hubble who first measured it in 1929). The Hubble Constant is a tough one to pin …

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Space.com

Yes, the Mars “door” is just a rock. But the Curiosity rover’s find is a boon for science, too.

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The New York Times

The launch, orbital approach and docking encountered some glitches but not major problems. After Starliner separated from the second stage of the Atlas 5 rocket that carried it to space, when two of the spacecraft’s thrusters failed during a firing to put …

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The Washington Post

With two thrusters out and a balky thermal control system, Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft successfully docked with the International Space Station on Friday evening, completing yet another important milestone in its uncrewed test flight after two failed …

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NPR

If the rest of Starliner’s mission goes well, Boeing could be ready to launch its first crew by the end of this year. The astronauts likely to serve on the first Starliner crew joined Boeing and NASA flight controllers in Houston as the action unfolded …

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The Verge

Starliner is in the midst of a key test flight for NASA called OFT-2, for Orbital Flight Test-2. The capsule, developed by Boeing for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, was made to transport NASA’s astronauts to and from the space station.

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CBS News

Boeing’s Starliner crew capsule, making a repeat test flight in a third attempt to reach the International Space Station, finally caught up with its quarry Friday and after a few fits and starts, successfully docked in a major milestone for the …

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