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A Boeing airliner engine exploded over Denver, and here’s the video

February 22nd, 2021

A Boeing 777 airliner experienced a serious engine malfunction shortly after takeoff from a Colorado airport, and it caused problems for those on board as well as on the ground. The plane’s right engine “exploded,” according to reports, and videos of the engine after the incident show the engine without its shroud and shaking as …

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Boeing’s troubled Starliner just got hit with another delay

February 18th, 2021

NASA’s Commercial Crew program tapped both SpaceX and Boeing to develop crew-capable spacecraft that were safe and efficient for transporting astronauts to and from the International Space Station. While both companies dealt with delays, SpaceX eventually fulfilled its promise, but Boeing has struggled to even complete a test flight. Boeing’s expected second attempt at an …

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Boeing will pay $2.5 billion for the 737 Max fiasco

January 8th, 2021

Boeing’s 737 Max jets were involved in two fatal crashes and were ultimately grounded worldwide over safety concerns. The company has now agreed to pay $2.5 billion to the U.S. Justice Department. That money will in part be applied to a fund to compensate the families of victims that were aboard the troubled jets when …

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Boeing Starliner astronaut drops out of first crewed test flight

October 8th, 2020

A Boeing Starliner test flight pilot is now dropping out of the first crewed mission for the spacecraft. Astronaut Christopher Ferguson says he has commitments in 2021 that simply can’t be postponed and will have to sit out the first crewed mission after being named its commander. The mission is expected to take place by …

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NASA is worried that Boeing’s Starliner isn’t safe

July 28th, 2020

Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft has had a rocky development road and failed an uncrewed flight test. NASA’s independent review board is concerned with Boeing’s recent history of missteps. The company will be forced to retry its uncrewed mission before trying a crewed test flight sometime next year. When NASA first selected both Boeing and SpaceX to …

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NASA says Boeing has to fix 80 things related to Starliner

July 8th, 2020

NASA announced today that its investigation into Boeing’s Starliner program revealed 80 issues that need to be addressed. The issues run the gamut from software issues to processes the company uses to test and validate its equipment. Boeing’s Starliner has still yet to complete an uncrewed test flight to the International Space Station. Once upon …

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Boeing will have to reattempt failed Starliner test flight

April 7th, 2020

Boeing will attempt another test flight to the International Space Station without crew members aboard its Starliner spacecraft, the company announced this week.  Late last year, Boeing’s Starliner failed to make it to the space station after a glitch caused the vehicle to burn too much fuel too early in the trip.  SpaceX’s Crew Dragon …

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Boeing’s oft-delayed SLS rocket is now more expensive than ever

March 11th, 2020

NASA’s delayed SLS rocket program, headed by Boeing, continues to disappoint.  Massive budget overruns and significant delays have pushed the completion of the SLS back multiple times.  Other contractors on the project include Northrop Grumman and Aerojet Rocketdyne.  Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. NASA’s Space Launch System — the massive uber-rocket which will power …