Last Friday, the start of the American alternative to the “Union” spacecraft Boeing CST-100 the Starliner, ended in failure. He failed to dock to the international space station after the ship was unable to enter full-time orbit. On Sunday, the ship returned to Earth.
Landing occurred at a training ground in the state of New Mexico. The ship performed a braking maneuver to leave its orbit, slowed down in dense atmospheres, slowed down with the help of two braking parachutes, and then completed the descent with the help of three main parachutes and sat on the air-cushioned airbags.
Today, @BoeingSpace’s #Starliner spacecraft safely returned to Earth with a bullseye landing. Although the spacecraft didn’t reach its intended orbit and dock to the @Space_Station, it did complete many test objectives for our @Commercial_Crew program: https://t.co/1jWkMI5oA6 pic.twitter.com/SEm2iKUviR
— NASA (@NASA) 22 December 2019