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Boeing’s Starliner crew capsule meets Atlas rocket for long-delayed test flight

 Ready for another try at launching on a test flight to the International Space Station, Boeing rolled a repaired Starliner crew capsule to United Launch Alliance’s seaside rocket hangar at Cape Canaveral Wednesday to prepare for a liftoff scheduled for May 19. The test flight will not carry astronauts, but could set the stage for the first Starliner crew ...

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Atlas 5 rocket aces another on-target launch with NOAA weather satellite

Four solid rocket boosters and an RD-180 main engine power ULA’s Atlas 5 rocket off the pad Tuesday with NOAA’s GOES-T weather satellite. Credit: Alex Polimeni / Spaceflight Now A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral and delivered the GOES-T weather satellite into orbit Tuesday, adding a new spacecraft to NOAA’s fleet destined to become ...

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