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You’ll never guess what happened to Boeing’s Starliner

March 2nd, 2021

To say that Boeing’s Starliner program has not gone as planned would be the understatement of the century. The Starliner spacecraft, which NASA included in the Commercial Crew Program alongside the Crew Dragon from SpaceX, has failed to meet expectations in just about every way. The spacecraft was supposed to already be taking human astronauts …

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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 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 …