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Boeing’s Starliner capsule set for launch of first crewed space flight

Boeing's BA.N new Starliner astronaut capsule is poised for launch on Saturday in a much-delayed first crewed test flight, a milestone in the beleaguered aerospace giant's aim to compete with Elon Musk's SpaceX in the astronaut launch business. The CST-100 Starliner with two astronauts aboard is due for liftoff at 12:25 p.m. ET (1625 GMT) from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, strapped to an Atlas V rocket from Boeing-Lockheed Martin LMT.N joint venture United Launch Alliance (ULA). ...

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