Sunita Williams liftoff delayed due to technical glitch

Sunita Williams

Washington: Due to a valve issue in the rocket’s upper stage, Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft, which was meant to send NASA astronauts Sunita Williams and Barry Wilmore to the International Space Station (ISS), was delayed. About two hours before the scheduled launch from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, United Launch Alliance director Tom Heter III, a rocket industry representative, announced the decision to postpone the launch. The space agency, Boeing, and ULA “scrubbed the launch opportunity on May 6 for the agency’s Boeing Crew Flight Test to the…

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