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Members of the White Sands Missile Range Fire Department spent a day training June 15 at LC-32 as part of the Boeing Starliner space capsule launch, landing, recovery and Emergency Landing Support Training.

The objective of the training was to allow them to clearly understand what the Boeing Landing and Recovery Team requires from WSMR during a capsule emergency landing event for either an Orbital Flight Test or a Crew Flight Test, and the associated hazards with the crew module.

Boeing will attempt a second test flight on July 30. The first test flight was in December 2019.

NASA and Boeing are targeting 2:53 pm EDT Friday, July 30, for the launch of Starliner’s next test flight, OFT-2.

The mission, known as Orbital Test Flight 2 or OFT-2, will attempt to prove Starliner's capability to carry astronauts to the International Space Station.

NASA and Boeing plan to dock at the space station, and the capsule would then fly back to a land-based return under parachutes at WSMR, New Mexico.

The previous test flight in December 2019 failed to reach the International Space Station because of a software problem. The capsule landed successfully in New Mexico after two days in space.