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USA: Boeing's Starliner spacecraft returns to Earth after failed test flight

United States Minor Outlying Islands, At Space/White Sands Space Harbor
December 22, 2019 at 15:42 GMT +00:00 · Published

Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spacecraft made a safe landing in New Mexico on Sunday, after technical issues forced it to make an early return from a mission to dock to the International Space Station (ISS).

The spacecraft landed at White Sands Space Harbor at 05:58 local time (12:48 GMT).

The unmanned Starliner was launched on Friday but failed to put itself on the right trajectory to dock to the International Space Station.

The mission was expected to be the final major flight before the spacecraft was available for flying NASA astronauts.

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Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spacecraft made a safe landing in New Mexico on Sunday, after technical issues forced it to make an early return from a mission to dock to the International Space Station (ISS).

The spacecraft landed at White Sands Space Harbor at 05:58 local time (12:48 GMT).

The unmanned Starliner was launched on Friday but failed to put itself on the right trajectory to dock to the International Space Station.

The mission was expected to be the final major flight before the spacecraft was available for flying NASA astronauts.

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