NASA Says Boeing Starliner Will Not Be Able To Reach Space Station

Update (0900ET): NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has officially reported (via Twitter) that the Boeing Starliner will be unable to reach the Space Station.

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On Friday morning, Boeing's Starliner spaceship was launched via an Atlas 5 rocket from Cape Canaveral in Florida.

The Starliner spaceship is designed to shuttle astronauts back and forth from Earth to the International Space Station (ISS). The test flight has no one on board and is being used to check out the flight systems.

Shortly after launch, CNBC's Jodi Gralnick has just tweeted that Boeing's Starliner spaceship "is assessing an "off-nominal insertion," meaning the crew capsule did not achieve the proper orbit."

At the moment, it's unclear if this means the Starliner's trip to the ISS has been aborted.

NASA will be holding a press conference at 9 am est. on the developments. 

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