Boeing's unmanned CST-100 Starliner crew capsule successfully reenters the atmosphere and lands at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, United States, after a failed rendezvous with the International Space Station.
Sources: The Guardian
Sources: The Guardian
SpaceX successfully launches its Crew Dragon spacecraft carrying three NASA astronauts, Michael S. Hopkins, Victor J. Glover, Shannon Walker and JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi to the International Space Station. It is the first crewed operational flight of a Crew Dragon spacecraft and the first night launch in the United States since STS-130.
An Atlas V N22 rocket successfully launches the first space-faring Boeing Starliner spacecraft during the Boe-OFT mission. However, an issue with the spacecraft's mission elapsed time clock immediately after launch causes the premature depletion of the spacecraft's attitude control fuel, precluding the spacecraft's planned rendezvous with the International Space Station. An early reentry and landing of the spacecraft at the White Sands Missile Range is planned for 22 December.
The World Trade Organization authorizes the United States to impose about US$7.5 billion in tariffs on goods from the European Union every year. The WTO started the probe in 2005 after the United States complained that European subsidies to Airbus damage Boeing airplane sales.
Soyuz MS-11 returned to Earth, landing in Kazakhstan, from the International Space Station carrying Canadian David Saint-Jacques, American Anne McClain and Russian Oleg Kononenko. The astronauts and cosmonaut spent 204 days aboard the ISS, a record for Canada.
Health authorities in the United States say that 53 people in nine states have been sickened in a salmonella outbreak. California is the worst affected state with 31 cases with the other states with cases include Arizona, Illinois, Mississippi, New Mexico, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.
A Soyuz capsule carrying astronauts Chris Hadfield of Canada, Thomas Marshburn of the United States and Roman Romanenko of Russia of Expedition 35 back from the International Space Station lands safely in Kazakhstan.