Boeing's Starliner capsule docks with space station in uncrewed flight test


FILE PHOTO: The Atlas V rocket carrying Boeing's CST-100 Starliner capsule is seen, after the launch to the International Space Station was delayed for a do-over test flight in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S. August 4, 2021. REUTERS/Joe Skipper/File Photo

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Boeing's new Starliner crew capsule docked for the first time with the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday, completing a major objective in a high stakes do-over test flight into orbit without astronauts aboard.

The rendezvous of the gumdrop-shaped CST-100 Starliner with the orbital research outpost, currently home to a seven-member crew, occurred nearly 26 hours after the capsule was launched from Cape Canaveral U.S. Space Force Base in Florida.

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