The second orbital test flight of the Boeing Starliner has been delayed again. The Starliner is designed to ferry astronauts between the Earth and the International Space Station (ISS) and will perform its uncrewed test flight next month. The Starliner test flight was already delayed last month . Originally scheduled for this month, the test flight is now planned for April. NASA says this delay is due to both the recent winter storms in Houston and the need to replace avionics boxes, causing a delay of two weeks. There is also a need to coordinate with the schedule of the ISS, as there is be both a Soyuz launch and a Crew Dragon mission scheduled for the station in April. "Boeing and NASA have worked extremely hard to support an early-April launch but we need to assess alternatives to ensure NASA's safety work can be accomplished. NASA and Boeing know we fly together," said Kathy Lueders, associate administrator, NASA's Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate in a statement . "Boeing has done an incredible amount of work on Starliner to be ready for flight and we'll provide an update soon on when we expect to launch the OFT-2 mission." The… Read full this story
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