NASA: The manned flight of the Starliner to the ISS may take place in February 2023the first manned flight of the American Starliner spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) may take place in February 2023.
According to TASS, this deadline was called by the manager of NASA’s commercial flight program, Steve Stitch.
According to him, NASA and Boeing are doing everything possible to ensure that the spacecraft and crew are ready to fly on schedule. “At the moment, we plan that the launch will take place in February 2023,” the specialist said.
On May 25, after undocking from the ISS, the Starliner returned (without a crew) to Earth. The launch of the Atlas V rocket with Starliner took place on May 20 from the Cape Canaveral cosmodrome.
The triumph of SpaceX, tourism of the future and a new landing on Mars: the main results of 2021 in the world cosmonautic28 December 2021the last time Starliner tried to fly (also without a crew) to the ISS in December 2019.
This attempt was unsuccessful. Due to a software glitch, the Starliner did not reach the ISS, but managed to successfully return to Earth.
The Starliner, like the SpaceX Crew Dragon, is designed to deliver people to near-Earth orbit, in particular to the ISS.