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A full-scale Boeing CST-100 Starliner test article, known as a boiler plate, successfully lands at the U.S. Army’s White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico during parachute system testing on June 24, 2019. Boeing conducted the test, which involved intentionally disabling one of the parachute system’s two drogue parachutes and one of the three main parachutes to evaluate how the remaining parachutes handled the additional loads during deployment and descent. This was one of a series of important parachute tests to validate the system is safe to carry astronauts to and from the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. Boeing is targeting an uncrewed Orbital Flight Test to the space station this summer, followed by its Crew Flight Test. Starliner will launch atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Photo credit: Boeing

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Uploaded on June 28, 2019