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WKMG | WATCH LIVE: Starliner docks at space station amid new helium leaks ...


WATCH LIVE: Starliner docks at space station amid new helium leaks Though new helium leaks were detected on Starliner after Wednesday's launch — one in a “top” manifold of the spacecraft and another in a “port” manifold, both of them separate from the previous leak — the capsule was believed by NASA to have enough helium to proceed with docking Thursday. Helium is used to pressurize the fuel lines for Starliner’s thrusters. The initial docking window was targeted to open at 12:15 p.m. EDT, according to NASA. Thruster troubleshooting during the capsule’s approach to the space station pushed the timeline back slightly, prompting NASA commentators to relay that a new window would open at 1:33 p.m. EDT for a second try at docking. Success would be had in the second attempt, with soft capture confirmed at 1:34 p.m. EDT, according to NASA. More: https://www.clickorlando.com/tech/2024/06/05/boeing-tries-again-to-launch-nasa-astronauts-for-the-first-time-after-latest-round-of-repairs/ Stream started @ 12 p.m. EDT (NASA coverage)

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