‘Pad Abort’ Success Keeps Boeing’s Starliner on Track for December Launch to Space Station

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Boeing’s astronaut taxi remains on track for a December demonstration flight to the International Space Station (ISS) after passing a key safety test earlier this week.

On Monday (Nov. 4), the CST-100 Starliner capsule used its emergency-escape thrusters to get airborne during a “pad abort test” at the U.S. Army’s White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. Technicians have now had some time to analyze the data, and the initial assessments are very positive, NASA officials and Boeing representatives said.





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