Starliner Capsule Lands After Aborted Mission

(CBS4) – Boeing landed its Starliner Capsule in the New Mexico desert early Sunday morning. The landing came after an aborted flight to the International Space Station.

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The two-day demonstration should have lasted more than a week.

It’s the first U.S. capsule designed for astronauts to return from orbit and land on the ground.

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The mission was cut short due to an improperly set clock on the capsule. Centennial-based United Launch Alliance built the Atlas V rocket which boosted the Starliner into space.

The next launch with the ULA rocket is scheduled for Feb. 5, 2020.