Monday, May 6, 2024

Boeing cancels its first Starliner astronaut launch

 Gee, I wonder why. Didn't want to lose a 3rd one of these starliners in a row, this time with a fictitious crew onboard.  

What a gyp! We all were waiting to see another starliner blow up. For 70 million dollars a day, we WANT FIREWORKS.

Gay Elon, very gay.



Boeing Starliner team delays 1st historic astronaut launch due to rocket issue

CAPE CANAVERAL — Starliner will wait at least one night more for a launch.

Boeing's new commercial spacecraft, Starliner, waved off its first launch attempt late tonight (May 6) due to a problem with an "oxygen relief valve on the Centaur Stage on the Atlas V," NASA posted on X. Atlas V, the flight's rocket manufactured by United Launch Alliance, has flown missions since 2002 with a 100 percent success rate, but this is its first mission with astronauts.

"The engineering team has evaluated the vehicle is not in a configuration where we can proceed with flight today," an official in Mission Control said in a callout broadcast on NASA Television roughly two hours and one minute before the scheduled launch at 10:34 p.m. EDT (0024 GMT May 7).

A new launch date has not been announced, but backup opportunities are available as soon as Tuesday (May 7) or Friday (May 10). When it runs again, you can watch the event here at, via NASA Television.