There is no hurry to bring it back… NASA's statement on Sunita Williams trapped in space

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NASA officials have made a big statement on the return of astronauts. Commercial Crew Program Manager Steve Stich has said that the US space agency NASA is thinking of extending the Starliner mission from 45 days to 90 days.

NASA's Boeing Crew Flight Test astronauts Sunita Williams and Butch Wilmore.

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Steve Stich, manager of NASA's Commercial Crew Program, has said that the US space agency NASA is thinking of extending the Starliner mission from 45 days to 90 days. Now NASA astronauts Sunita Williams and Butch Wilmore will have to stay on the International Space Station (ISS) for longer because the problem in Boeing has not been fixed yet. NASA has not given any information about the date of return of the astronauts on Friday.

Steve Stich said that we are in no hurry to bring back the passengers. NASA pilots Sunita Williams and Butch Wilmore went on board Boeing's 'Starliner' on June 5 to fix the problem in the rotational lab in space. This crew flight test mission of Boeing took off from Florida's 'Cape Canaveral Space Force Station' after years of delay.

Was supposed to return on 13th, now don't know

Sunita Williams and Butch Wilmore were expected to stay in space for about a week, enough time to check and repair the capsule, but Boeing's plan to return them to Earth has been postponed several times due to problems with the capsule's propulsion system, which is used to power the space ship.

According to CNN, the space flight industry often faces fare hikes, delays and missed deadlines. Boeing has also faced similar challenges, especially at a time when the Starliner program is being compared to SpaceX's Crew Dragon.

Will Williams not be back on 90 Day?

It is not yet clear whether the mission will be extended beyond the maximum duration of 90 days. Stich said that this will depend on the battery life of the Starliner. He also said that the batteries on the space station are being recharged, but they should work as well as they will in the first 45 days to stay for 90 days.