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The source said, when the Cockpit will fly to the ISS

American ship Cockpit will go to the new flight without a crew to the International space station in mid-November 2020, his first flight with a crew is planned in April 2021, said RIA Novosti source in the space industry.

In December 2019 was launched the first ship Cockpit without a crew, but for technical reasons its docking with the ISS was cancelled. In April, the developer of the ship - the Boeing company - announced that the Starliner will commit another unmanned flight. In may from NASA, it became known that he planned in the fall.

"The second flight Cockpit of the ship without crew to the ISS is expected in mid-November 2020, and the first flight with crew in April 2021," - said the Agency interlocutor.

The Cockpit crew consisted of NASA astronauts Michael Fincke and Nicole Aunapu Mann and Boeing astronaut Christopher Ferguson.

In early March, the Deputy head of NASA for manned spaceflight Douglas Loverro said that the results of its first unmanned flight Starliner experts have identified more than 60 of the issues. He noted that the ship could double to lose.

In 2011, was decommissioned by the American reusable manned space transportation system Space Shuttle. After that, crews on the ISS began to deliver only the Russian Soyuz spacecraft. In the United States to send astronauts to the station developed a new manned spacecraft: Crew Dragon company SpaceX, Cockpit - Boeing.