Boeing’s Starliner space capsule launched on key test flight to orbit

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By Joey Roulette CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) -Boeing’s new Starliner capsule was launched Thursday on a do-over uncrewed test flight bound for the International Space Station, aiming to deliver the company a much-needed success after more than two years of delays and costly engineering setbacks. The gumdrop-shaped CST-100 Starliner blasted off shortly before 7 p.m. EDT (2300 GMT) from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, carried aloft atop an Atlas V rocket furnished by the Boeing-Lockheed Martin joint venture United Launch Alliance (ULA). About 30 minutes after lift-off, the …

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