NASA postpones the launch of the Starliner spacecraft on the ISS due to the incident with the module “Science”

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NASA postponed the launch of the Starliner spacecraft on the ISS due to the incident with the module

NASA has decided to postpone Friday's test launch of the Starliner spacecraft to the International Space Station due to an incident with the new Science laboratory module. This was announced on Thursday, July 29, by the press service of the American department.

As a reminder, the Russian module “Science” docked to the station this afternoon, but after successful docking the engines of the module turned on unscheduled. To stabilize the International Space Station, the engines of the Progress spacecraft were turned on – this helped to restore the station's orientation in space.

– NASA and Boeing have decided to cancel Friday's launch. This step will give the ISS crew time to continue testing the new module and will make sure that the station will be ready for the arrival of the Starliner.

Earlier, NASA reported that the backup launch dates for the Starliner spacecraft are August 3-4 of this year.

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