Today, NASA and Boeing will discuss Starliner’s delayed departure from the International Space Station, and you can listen live

NASA will talk about the delayed return of Boeing’s Starliner capsule to Earth during a press conference today (June 18), and you can listen to it live.

NASA and Boeing representatives will discuss progress Starlinermission in International Space Station (ISS), which docked on June 6 after experiencing several helium leaks and problems with five Reaction Control System (RCS) thrusters on board. The press conference begins at 12 noon EDT (1700 GMT) and you can listen to it live here on via NASA TV.

The Starliner’s first docking attempt was delayed due to problems with the RCS engine, but the rendezvous was successfully achieved on the second attempt a few hours later on 6 June. Since then, astronauts Butch Wilmore and Sonny Williams have been testing the thrusters to evaluate and detect problems. Spacecraft performance.

Boeing’s Starliner capsule approaches the International Space Station for docking on June 6, 2024. (Image credit: NASA)

Starliner was expected to spend about a week on the ISS, but NASA and Boeing have extended the capsule’s orbital stay until at least June 22. “The safe haven is to test and evaluate driving with the front window,” Steve Stich, director of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, said in a statement. Latest agency statement.

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