Boeing’s Starliner capsule docks with space station during uncrewed flight test

Boeing's Starliner capsule docks with space station during uncrewed flight test

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., May 20 (Reuters) – Boeing’s new Starliner crew capsule (BA.N) docked for the first time with the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday, completing a major goal in a test high-stakes overhaul flight into orbit without astronauts on board. The gumball-shaped CST-100 Starliner’s rendezvous with the orbital research outpost, which currently houses … Read more

Boeing clashes with key supplier ahead of Starliner spacecraft launch

Boeing clashes with key supplier ahead of Starliner spacecraft launch

WASHINGTON, May 11 (Reuters) – Boeing Co (BA.N) is in a row with Aerojet Rocketdyne (AJRD.N), a key supplier of its Starliner spacecraft, as the U.S. aerospace giant rushes to test launch of the uncrewed astronaut capsule and repair its reputation in the space sector, people familiar with the matter said. The CST-100 Starliner is … Read more

Black hole hunters look at the center of the Milky Way galaxy

Black hole hunters look at the center of the Milky Way galaxy

WASHINGTON, May 10 (Reuters) – Residing at the center of our spiral-shaped galaxy, the Milky Way, is a beast – a supermassive black hole possessing 4 million times the mass of our sun and consuming all material, including the gas, dust and stars wandering in its immense gravitational pull. Scientists used the Event Horizon Telescope … Read more