Boeing Starliner is the first US-made crew capsule to land on the ground
It's the highlight of a mission that didn't go according to plan
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December 23, 2019 - by Jon Fingas for engadget.com
- It's the highlight of a mission that didn't go according to plan.
The inaugural Starliner test flight didn't go according to plan, but it still made a little bit of history.
Boeing's spacecraft landed safely at New Mexico's White Sands Missile Range at 7:58AM Eastern, making it the first US-made, crew-ready capsule to touch down on solid ground.
Previous capsules from the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs all landed in the sea. This capsule didn't have any humans aboard (the test dummy Rosie doesn't count), but this is still a watershed moment.
Starliner didn't dock with the International Space Station as planned...
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