21:00 GMT22 October 2020
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    Boeing's new Starliner spacecraft has returned to Earth on Sunday, landing at a designated site in New Mexico north of El Paso, after it failed to dock with the International Space Station, NASA has said.

    "Starliner hit the bull’s eye. It landed exactly where it was supposed to," a NASA commentator said in a broadcast.

    The day before, NASA said that the Starliner's orbit is "stable" and the American had engineers evaluated the condition of the capsule as "healthy". 

    The CST-100 Starliner was launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida atop an Atlas V carrier rocket for its first unmanned test flight. The spacecraft, however, failed to dock with the International Space Station (ISS) due to the failure of an automated timer.

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