‘Space Taxi’ Boeing ‘Starliner’ successfully docked with the ISS

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(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Yuhan-ju = Boeing’s manned capsule ‘CST-100 Starliner’, which will be used in the ‘space taxi service’ that transports astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS), will be released on the 20th (local time). ) docked with the ISS.

According to Reuters, Starliner successfully docked with the ISS at 8:28 pm on the same day, 26 hours after launch.

Earlier, for an unmanned test flight, the Starliner was launched from Space Force Base 41 in Cape Canaveral, Florida the day before and landed in the target orbit.

After successfully docking with the ISS, the cruising Starliner leaves the ISS six days later and ends the journey by parachute landing in the desert of New Mexico.

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Boeing’s Manned Capsule Starliner launched aboard the Atlas 5 rocket[AP=연합뉴스]

Starliner’s flight this time took place two years and four months after the first orbital flight test in 2019, which was frustrated by a software problem.

When the manned test flight to be held at the end of this year is completed, the Starliner will become a ‘space taxi’ that travels between Earth and the space station along with Space X’s ‘Crew Dragon’.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) welcomes the imminent ‘revenge system’ of its space taxi service.

After manned flights resumed in the United States in 2020, NASA had to rely entirely on SpaceX’s ‘Crew Dragon’ or ‘Falcon 9’ for astronaut flights. prospect.

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“The Boeing Starliner voyage clearly shows how important it is to have two types of manned capsules,” said NASA Director Bill Nelson.

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