Boeing’s historic first astronaut launch of the Starliner was delayed due to an issue with the Atlas V rocket

CAPE CANAVERAL — Starliner will wait at least four more days to launch its first crew.

Boeing’s new commercial spacecraft, Starliner, canceled its first launch attempt late tonight (May 6) due to a problem with an “oxygen relief valve in the Centaur stage aboard Atlas V.” NASA posted on X. The Atlas V, the flight rocket made by United Launch Alliance, has flown missions since 2002 with a 100 percent success rate, but this is its first mission with astronauts.

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