AUGUSTA (WJBF) – A bright trail of light seen in the sky this morning has some WJBF viewers asking questions.
We originally thought this contrail came from a jet, but have learned it was Boeing’s new Starliner capsule that launched from Florida.
Here’s what the AP is reporting: Boeing’s new Starliner capsule has hit a snag in orbit after blasting off on its first test flight. Friday’s liftoff from Cape Canaveral, Florida, marked the start of a crucial dress rehearsal for next year’s inaugural launch with astronauts. Everything went flawlessly as the Atlas V rocket lifted off with the Starliner. But a half-hour into the flight, Boeing reported that the capsule didn’t get into the right orbit to get it to the International Space Station. Officials say controllers are looking at all their options and stress that the capsule was in a stable orbit.