A Couple Of Years Ago
Space enthusiasts were hyped about the possibility of two new spacecraft serving the needs of American astronauts.
Developed And Tested At About
The same time, the SpaceX Crew Dragon and the Boeing Starliner should have become a duo for the history books.
As It Stands Only One Of
The Two spaceships actually made it into service, and it’s already hard at work taking people, both certified astronauts and amateurs, to Earth’s orbit and back: the Crew Dragon.
Boeing’s Machine, On The Other Hand
Failed miserably to deliver. When it first tried to fly in space and dock with the International Space Station (ISS)
In December 2019
It departed Earth, reached orbit, and got confused by its whereabouts, being unable to complete its mission.
Boeing Had Another Go In August 2021
But this time the spaceship didn’t even leave Earth, being stopped by a malfunction of some kind with a valve.