NEW YORK, December 22. /TASS/. The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Boeing Corporation have successfully landed the Starliner spacecraft at the White Sands the proving ground in the US state of New Mexico, NASA said on Sunday.
LANDING CONFIRMED— NASA (@NASA) December 22, 2019
The #Starliner spacecraft safely touched down at 7:58am ET at @WSMissileRange in New Mexico with a bulleye landing. This marks the 1st time an American-made, human-rated capsule has landed on land. Watch our live coverage: https://t.co/MAYPLDF7R7 pic.twitter.com/66owuQDsVB
The spacecraft landed at 07:57 EST as scheduled.
The new US spacecraft Starliner developed by Boeing was launched for the first time in its uncrewed version to the orbital outpost on Friday. The spacecraft lifted off from the US Air Force station on Cape Canaveral in Florida atop an Atlas V carrier rocket. It was to dock to the International Space Station (ISS) on December 22 but the docking was cancelled after the spacecraft missed its target orbit due to a setback in its flight time count.