Boeing’s Starliner astronaut taxi spotted at ISS (satellite photo)

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An Earth-observing satellite has given us a unique view of Boeing’s new Starliner astronaut taxi in space.

Starliner arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) on June 6, delivering NASA astronauts Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams to the orbiting lab on a shakeout cruise known as Crew Flight Test (CFT).

A day later, Maxar Technologies’ WorldView-3 satellite snapped a striking photo of the ISS and its new arrival, which is prominently featured near the center of the frame. 

The full, non-zoomed photo of the ISS and Starliner snapped by WorldView-3 on June 7. (Image credit: NASA)

WorldView-3, which launched in August 2014, usually observes Earth from its vantage point 385 miles (620 kilometers) above our planet. But the new photo shows that the spacecraft can study objects in orbit as well.

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