Boeing launches first crewed Starliner spacecraft to the International Space Station

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After delays and over $1.4 billion dollars of cost overruns, Boeing has finally launched its first crewed spacecraft to orbit. The CST-100 Starliner capsule lifted off from Cape Canaveral in Florida, carrying veteran NASA astronauts Barry “Butch” Wilmore and Sunita “Suni” Williams. After being hit with a series of safety scandals in its commercial jetliner business, Boeing is hoping to catch up with its rival SpaceX that’s been shuttling astronauts to and from the ISS since 2020. 

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