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Boeing and NASA delay Starliner astronaut return to June 22

A satellite image shows an overview of the International Space Station with the Boeing Starliner spacecraft, June 7, 2024. 

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Boeing‘s Starliner capsule “Calypso” will stay at the International Space Station twice as long as the mission originally planned, NASA announced Friday.

This developmental nature of the mission, known as Boeing’s crew flight test, is on display as the company and NASA are performing a variety of tests on Starliner while it’s docked with the ISS. The mission represents the first time that Starliner carries crew, with Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams set to fly the spacecraft back to Earth next week.

Before launching on June 5, Boeing and NASA planned for Starliner to be in space for nine days.

But Calypso’s mission is now expected to return to Earth on June 22 — departing the ISS at 11:42 p.m. ET on June 21 before landing roughly…

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