CAPE CANAVERAL (CBSMiami) – NASA and Boeing have called off their countdown to launch of the Starliner OFT-2 that was scheduled for Friday afternoon.
The unmanned mission was scheduled to head to the International Space Station.READ MORE: ‘I Know What That Pain Feels Like’: Parkland Parents Heartbroken After School Shooting In Michigan
Before the test flight was scrubbed, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson touted the benefits of commercial space competition.READ MORE: Miami Art Week Kicks Off With VIP Party
“Years ago when this competition for commercial crews started, what if we hadn’t had two competitors? And what if it had only been Boeing? So right there, that’s enough demonstration for you of why we want competition,” he said.
There will be no crew aboard the spacecraft for the test flight when it does happen.MORE NEWS: ‘Camping In A Glamorous Way’: Hollywood Condo Residents Keep Chins Up After Fire Leaves Them In The Dark
NASA may make another attempt at a launch next week.