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Fresh Starliner Mission Planned
US airliner Boeing, the largest global aerospace manufacturer, announced this week that it is aiming to redo its unmanned Starliner crew capsule flight test to the International Space Station. Depending on the progress on its current development operations, they are planning for December this year or January 2021.
Boeing said if should the test prove successful, itself and NASA will then fly the Starliner with a crew for the first time in summer 2021. They are aiming for a post-certification mission in summer next year.
Boeing, and the many space fans tracking its progress, were left disappointed last year when a set of technical failures occurred. These led to the first Starliner test mission having to turn around and head back to Earth ahead of docking at the space station.
Big Losses in Q2
This is some positive news for Boeing at last, following a very difficult few months.
The company reported Q2 earnings per share of -$4.20. This was well below the ...
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