The video displays clips from inside the capsule as the spacecraft took off, rose into space, discarded its ascent cover, and detached from the Centaur launch vehicle, in addition to views of the Earth from low-Earth orbit and Starliner’s sizzling reentry and parachute landing.
The feeds also showed the intense moment after a mission timer malfunctioned, making the aboard computers lose its place in the mission system and start triggering its thrusters at the wrong time, making Starliner go into the wrong orbit. As the rockets fired, the flight dummy and the bags in the hold moved about as a small Snoopy doll in a spacesuit bobbled about on the end of a bit of short string on one of the bundles.
After the happening, Boeing and NASA engineers managed to stabilise Starliner’s orbit but the planned visit to the International Space Station (ISS) was cancelled due to the large amounts of fuels wasted, so the craft was directed to an early landing at the US Army’s White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico at 5:48 am MT on December 22.
Boeing’s new Starliner spacecraft fails during the first trip to space