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: South Florida Playing Pivotal Role In Transformation Of Psychedelics As Mainstream Medicine
Before the test flight was scrubbed, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson touted the benefits of commercial space competition.READ MORE: Parkland parents furious following Texas elementary school shooting: ‘They failed our kids again’
“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: Environmental advocates who say Biscayne Bay is dying to gather Wednesday to find solutions
NASA may make another attempt at a launch next week.