It's one small step without man. Following a failed uncrewed orbital test flight of its Starliner in December, the aerospace giant announced it'll try once more before attempting to carry NASA astronauts to the International Space Station. No date was provided for round two, but Boeing claims it'll come "at no cost to the taxpayer" because the company set aside $410 million for exactly this reason.
Who's winning this race to space? While Boeing regroups, SpaceX may well beat it to the cosmos with the first manned test flight of its Crew Dragon capsule next month.
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