Boeing's Starliner successfully launches NASA astronauts after years of delays

Megha Jain

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Boeing has successfully launched astronauts into space for the first time, joining SpaceX as a second taxi service for NASA. The launch took place today from Cape Canaveral, Florida, with NASA test pilots Butch Wilmore and Sunita Williams, aboard Boeing's Starliner capsule. "I know it's been a long road to get here," said Steve Stich, NASA's Commercial Crew Program Manager. This marks the first time the new spacecraft has been flown.