en- New information about the collaboration of NASA, Boeing
NASA gives new information about their collaboration with Boeing.
They said: "We are continuing discussions with Boeing regarding the Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2)."
NASA has also announced that it and Boeing will hold a media teleconference on the NASA website. It will start on Friday, August 13, at 13:00.
The Boeing CST-100 Starliner mission must make the second flight to the ISS (International Space Station) for commercial purposes and without a crew on board.
It was canceled twice due to technical issues, which Boeing said in a message on twitter that it would continue talks with NASA to find out what the problems were.
#Starliner teams continue to work around the clock to return functionality to propulsion system valves, with nine of 13 operating normally. In parallel, we're working with @NASA and @AerojetRdyne to determine the cause of the issue.— Boeing Space (@BoeingSpace) August 12, 2021
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As announced by NASA, the participants in the teleconference will be:
- Kathryn Lueders, NASA Associate Administrator for Exploration and Human Operations
- Joel Montalbano, manager or NASA International Space Station Program Steve Stich, manager of NASA's Commercial Crew Program
- John Vollmer, vice president and program manager of Boeing's Commercial Crew Program
NASA also announced that it has not forgotten about the mission and will want to launch it by the end of the year. The OFT-2 mission will launch Starliner on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V missile from the 41st Space Launch Complex at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. This second flight is for a test to see if they can send crew into space with this ship. Unfortunately, we still have to wait, as it is known that Starliner will dock at the ISS, and then after a while he will return to Earth. More about teleconferencing are here: www.nasa.gov
More about this mission can be found here: https://bailey1.webnode.ro/l/boeing-and-nasa-says-that-the-starliner-will-not-take-off-on-3-august/
We wish NASA and Boeing success with this mission and all those who participate in this mission to be able to launch it well, and Starliner to return safely to Earth and to dock well on ISS. If there is any news about this mission or other news from space, we will let you know, but don't forget to subscribe to be notified here: