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In pictures: Boeing's Starliner returns to earth

Boeing's new Starliner unmanned spacecraft returns to Earth, landing in the New Mexico desert in the US six days early after a clock problem prevented a rendezvous with the International Space Station.

In pictures: Boeing's Starliner returns to earth

The Boeing CST-100 Starliner spacecraft is seen after it landed in White Sands, New Mexico. All image courtesy: NASA

In pictures: Boeing's Starliner returns to earth

The Boeing CST-100 Starliner spacecraft is seen with landing support inflated as it lands.

In pictures: Boeing's Starliner returns to earth

The Boeing CST-100 Starliner spacecraft lands in White Sands, New Mexico.

In pictures: Boeing's Starliner returns to earth

The landing completes an abbreviated Orbital Flight Test for the company that still meets several mission objectives for NASA’s Commercial Crew program.

In pictures: Boeing's Starliner returns to earth

Boeing, NASA, and US Army personnel collect parachutes around the Boeing CST-100 Starliner spacecraft.

In pictures: Boeing's Starliner returns to earth

Boeing, NASA, and US Army personnel work around the Boeing CST-100 Starliner spacecraft shortly after it landed.

In pictures: Boeing's Starliner returns to earth

The Boeing CST-100 Starliner spacecraft is seen landing in this 30 sec. exposure.