Return of Boeing’s Starliner shuttle delayed for fourth time


Lerato Khumalo

According to the news of the “” website, Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams, from the Starliner crew who reached the ISS at the beginning of June, will continue to stay at the station until July 2.

NASA officials stated that they will evaluate the return date of the shuttle after two spacewalks planned to be held at the station on June 24 and July 2.

Thus, the return of the Starliner shuttle and two NASA astronauts to Earth was postponed for the fourth time.

NASA Commercial Crew Program manager Steve Stich noted that the delays did not pose any problems and that Starliner performed well in orbit while docked with the ISS.

After two postponements, Boeing sent the Starliner shuttle, carrying two NASA astronauts, into space for the first time on June 5.