Given that the maiden flight of the Dragon 2 is coming next month, much to the excitement of space exploration fans and veteran astronauts, even in the midst of COVID-19, is it possible that the first crewed flight of the Starliner could be pushed a few months ahead, maybe to September 2020?
Is there a plan to build a 3rd orbital Starliner? Seems risky to have only 2.
Quote from: docmordrid on 05/19/2020 08:31 pmIs there a plan to build a 3rd orbital Starliner? Seems risky to have only 2.Technically, there are three vehicles already. CM1, while used in the PAT, could be further outfitted. But at this time for the current expected flight tempo, only two are planned. Additional CMs could be built if ever deemed necessary.