(ANSA) – WASHINGTON, May 20 – Boeing’s space taxi, Starliner, docked without problems at the International Space Station (number). The capsule has been held up for eight months due to technical issues, after the first test flight failed in December 2019 (due to a main engine problem that prevented the International Space Station from docking, requiring an early return to Earth) and the second attempt was aborted in August 2021 (due to a blockage of some valves in the payment system).
A Boeing capsule, intended to compete with Elon Musk’s SpaceX Dragon shuttle, departed last night from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida with a 360-kilogram payload of supplies and materials destined for astronauts in orbit and ‘Rosie the Rocketeer’ (name inspired by the name) by Rosie the Riveter, Icon of the American woman who worked in factories during World War II), which with sensors collected useful information to improve the experience of future human travelers. (handle).
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