Boeing delays 1st Starliner astronaut mission again, targets July 21 liftoff

Mar 1, 2023
Starliner is kind of a pretentious name. There's a lot of hyperbole out there these days and everyone seems to be okay with it. Mission accomplished.
As far as I know, the only "new" thing about "Starliner" is that it is designed to land on dry land. That will be a first for U.S. space capsules, although the U.S. Space Shuttle did it and even the Russian capsules have always done it. So, Boeing's performance here seems very underwhelming.

What I am looking forward to is something like the DreamChaser vehicle, that will land on runways, being paired with reuseable vertical boosters such as the SpaceX Falcon, providing a completely reuseable launch and return system that launches from space ports lands at airports.

Boeing doesn't seem to have any involvement in any of that hoped-for future
May 18, 2023
I applaud Boeing’s tenacity through all the stops and starts, and the commitment to keep the astronauts as safe as possible. I look forward to the USA having two options with which to get astronauts to orbit.

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