Boeing Spacecraft Returns to Earth After First ISS Trip

Boeing’s Starliner capsule landed in the New Mexico desert at the White Sands Missile Range on May 25 after a successful first trip to the International Space Station.

Starliner docked at the International Space Station (ISS) on May 20 with a load of supplies.

The uncrewed mission was intended to show its viability for carrying astronauts to the ISS.

This NASA video shows the spacecraft landing at White Sands Missile Range. Credit: NASA via Storyful

Video transcript

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- I think you see the mountains coming into frame there. We're getting very close to the ground. And touchdown Starliner! We're touching down in the desert of New Mexico marking the completion of orbital flight test 2. And that touchdown coming at 5:49 PM central time almost exactly six days into the mission. Just a beautiful touchdown in White Sands this evening. Our landing recovery teams will now wait for clearance before making their way to the vehicle.

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- I think you see the mountains coming into frame there. We're getting very close to the ground. And touchdown Starliner! We're touching down in the desert of New Mexico marking the completion of orbital flight test 2. And that touchdown coming at 5:49 PM central time almost exactly six days into the mission. Just a beautiful touch--

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