NASA and Boeing Postpone Launch of Starliner Spacecraft

NASA hopes that the Starliner spacecraft will be a second time lucky for Boeing. NASA will need to wait, however. The launch of the orbital capsule was originally scheduled for Tuesday morning at 1:20 p.m. Eastern. It was delayed on Tuesday morning. Boeing stated that its engineers discovered unexpected valve position indications within the propulsion system. Boeing indicated that it could try again Wednesday depending on the time it takes to resolve the issue. However, the weather at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida, may not allow for a successful attempt. NASA has contracted Boeing to transport its astronauts from and to the International Space Station. SpaceX, which has its Crew Dragon spacecraft, is the other company.

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