Return to Earth of Boeing’s Starliner shuttle and two NASA astronauts postponed again


Lerato Khumalo

In the statement made on the website of the American Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), it was reported that the return date of the Starliner shuttle and its crew, which left the Earth on June 5, has been postponed again.

It was noted that Starliner team Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams will test the shuttle’s propulsion gear and hatch operations on the International Space Station (ISS), as well as conduct exercises to prepare the capsule to be used in emergency situations.

In addition, the team’s return date to Earth was determined as June 22 at the earliest. It was reported that details on the subject will be given by NASA and Boeing officials at the press conference to be held on June 18.

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