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NASA and Boeing Complete Orbital Flight Test Reviews

7 Jul 2020, 18:46 UTC
NASA and Boeing Complete Orbital Flight Test Reviews

An artist’s illustration of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft in orbit. Photo credit: Boeing
NASA and Boeing have completed reviews of the company’s uncrewed Orbital Flight Test (OFT) that flew in December 2019 and are working toward a plan to refly the mission to the International Space Station as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program.
The joint NASA-Boeing Independent Review team completed their final assessments of issues that were detected during the first test flight of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft. Following this conclusion, the team identified a total of 80 recommendations that Boeing, in collaboration with NASA, is addressing. A launch date has not been set yet for the second flight test, dubbed OFT-2.
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