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Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft still has no landing date, NASA says

Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft still has no landing date, NASA says

NASA said the Boeing Starliner spacecraft will extend its first space mission into the summer after launching on June 5 on a flight that was supposed to last 10 days.

The Starliner spacecraft encountered helium leaks and propulsion problems during a June 6 docking with the International Space Station (ISS). The spacecraft is stable and capable of leaving the International Space Station in the event of an emergency, the pressure of Boeing and NASA leadership. But after testing the thrusters in space, NASA and Boeing said they wanted to spend more time understanding the root cause.