Star­liner runs into trou­ble

Evening Times - - THE WORLD TODAY -

BOE­ING’S new Star­liner cap­sule ran into trou­ble and went off course min­utes af­ter blast­ing off on its first test flight ahead of next year’s in­au­gu­ral launch with astro­nauts.

Nasa’s chief said in a tweet that the cap­sule burned up more fuel than planned. This put the rest of the flight in jeop­ardy.

Car­ry­ing hol­i­day gifts for the six In­ter­na­tional Space Station res­i­dents, the Star­liner was sup­posed to reach the station to­day and stay for a week. The cap­sule is still in space and will be brought back to Earth, land­ing in New Mex­ico as early as to­mor­row.

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