Teams in New Mexico gear up for Wednesday landing of Boeing Starliner capsule (photos)


Boeing’s Starliner capsule is scheduled to return to Earth on Wednesday (May 25), and teams on the ground have been gearing to welcome the spacecraft home.

Starliner launched May 19 from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida and successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS) a day later. The capsule’s uncrewed Orbital Flight Test 2 (OFT-2) mission will wrap up soon, with a planned departure on Wednesday and subsequent landing in the White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) in New Mexico.