Boeing’s Starliner Spacecraft Preps for Test Flights Ahead of Bringing Astronauts to ISS

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Boeing’s Starliner capsule. (Credit: NASA)

NASA has confirmed that the aerospace company Boeing is pushing forward with their new Starliner crew capsule, which aims to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2020. But before the craft is deemed fit to carry a crew, it still must clear two critical tests.

The first test — the Pad Abort Test — will ensure the craft’s escape system works as expected during an emergency on the launch pad. That test is set to take place on

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