Boeing’s Starliner capsule on track to launch on OFT-2 mission to space station May 19

Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner capsule remains on target for its crucial May 19 test launch, company representatives and NASA officials said.

Starliner was supposed to lift off on an uncrewed mission to the International Space Station called Orbital Flight Test 2 (OFT-2) in August 2021. But standard preflight checks shortly before launch revealed that 13 of the 24 oxidizer valves in the propulsion system in Starliner’s service module were stuck.

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