The Crew Flight Test (CFT) mission was supposed to launch to the ISS, but due to the peculiarities of the space station’s program, the flight had to be postponed. But the mission has been postponed before: a test launch did not take place in 2023 due to insufficient strength of the ropes and fastenings of the Starliner parachutes and flammable insulating tape for the wires in the capsule.

The primary objective of the mission is to test Starliner’s ability to successfully transport crew to the ISS and back to Earth.

“Due to the schedule of flights to the space station and orbiting laboratory, the test flight is currently planned for early May,” NASA said in a statement. said.

Source: Ferra

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