Boeing's new astronauts taxi looks like it could be used in space.
Boeing's uncrewed test flight of Starliner in May shows several views of the craft coming in for a landing at the end of Orbital Test Flight-2 which flew to the International Space Station and back.
The video contains up to four cameras of Starliner's final flight minutes on May 25.
Engineers can get multiple perspectives on the landing effort in the New Mexico desert with the help of an interior view starring a mannequin, a view out the window, and two ground cameras.
Boeing's Starliners is a next- generation spaceship.
Boeing officials wrote in a caption to the video that "Starliner lands in the desert rather than splashing down in the ocean, which is a first for an orbital capsule built in the U.S.."
Boeing said that the Starliner's soft landing on the sand reduces the load on the crew. Passengers are able to step out of the spaceship onto dry land without the need for sea state considerations.
It's important that Starliner is ready for new missions. The data from the test flight is being analyzed by Boeing and NASA to see how well the company did.
According to previous statements from Boeing and NASA, the first crewed space mission will be delayed three months due to some issues in the test flight.
Boeing's OFT-2 Starliner is a test flight to the space station.
NASA and Boeing have an agreement to launch at least six missions to the space station through the end of the international partnership in 2030. Other partners have yet to sign on for an extension to the framework. Russia wants to build its own space station.
Since 2020, astronauts have been sent to the International Space Station by the other supplier. According to NASA, the Hawthorne, California-based company is the only one that can send astronauts to the International Space Station from the United States.
Russian flights to the International Space Station still take place. NASA is pursuing most of its space missions independently in the wake of the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. Even as other space agreements were torn up, the United States and Russia continued to operate their human spaceflight programs.
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