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Boeing Starliner capsule carrying Sunita Williams to now take off on May 17 – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Nasa announced on Tuesday that the first crewed launch of Boeing's Starliner spacecraft to the International Space Station has been postponed for May 17. Engineers identified a faulty rocket valve that needs replacement before the critical mission can proceed, adding to the stakes of the upcoming launch.The test has encountered years of delays, presenting a significant challenge for Boeing.This comes at a difficult time for the aerospace giant, with its commercial aviation division embroiled in a safety crisis.Astronauts Butch Wilmore and Sunita Williams were strapped into their seats, poised for liftoff on Monday night, when the call for a "scrub" was made.Ground teams detected buzzing emanating from a valve responsible for regulating liquid oxygen pressure on the Atlas V ro...