December 21, 2019 / 7:30 PM / a month ago

NASA says Boeing Starliner is 'healthy', to land in New Mexico

Dec 21 (Reuters) - The Boeing Co Starliner spacecraft that failed to reach the right orbit to reach the International Space Station is “healthy,” in a stable orbit and expected to land in New Mexico on Sunday morning, NASA said on Saturday.

The Boeing CST-100 Starliner astronaut capsule was successfully launched from Florida on Friday, but an automated timer error prevented the spacecraft from attaining the correct orbit for it to rendezvous and dock with the space station. NASA and Boeing officials said on a Saturday conference call they are still investigating the causes of the failure.

Reporting by Joey Roulette in Orlando, Florida, writing by Brad Brooks; Editing by Scott Malone and Sonya Hepinstall

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