boeing can't catch a break

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starliner launch fails after capsule fails to reach proper orbit

bad engine burns, basically, possibly due to computer error

they've kind of struggled with the starliner, which is supposed to be the new apollo capsule for taking humans to the moon and beyond

this was supposed to be one of the final tests before it is certified "man rated"
Maybe the 737 MCAS team was in charge of the timing on the spacecraft? :lol:

Well, the Crew Dragon has its in flight abort test in a few weeks. If that goes well then SpaceX can start launching astronauts.

Also, I believe the Boeing craft is only for low earth orbit, but I could be mistaken.
The error was already traced back to an incorrect mission clock. Which if astronauts were on board they said in the conference it would've been corrected and continued with the mission. They tried to sort it from ground but a lapse in the TDRSS (Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System) coverage failed to deliver the control signals.

Also docking isn't a requirement for man rating the capsule, all it needed to do for this final test phase was demonstrate orbital capabilities and a safe orbital reentry & recovery. So we'll see that in about a day (Sunday) when it returns and if that doesn't go well than you can say they can't catch a break!
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the stuck the landing, at least

no word yet on whether they'll decide to add another uncrewed test to the schedule ... doing so would set the program back quite a length of time (months, at the very least)
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Parachutes? airbags? lol, that's cute - Elon Musk

;) :p
Turns out the starliner contained Christmas presents for the ISS crew :(
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it seems the clock on the starliner wasn't off by a few seconds or a few minutes, but 11 hours

that's pretty significant
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it's like that error that happened long ago... uh... was it feet instead of meters?

damn human errors

not an excuse, especially when they intend to put people in that tin can.
probably some moron didn't understand how a 24 hour clock worked so they miffed it on conversion.
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The Federal Aviation Administration is ordering emergency inspections of about 2,000 Boeing 737 airplanes because of a possible engine valve problem that could lead to engine failure.
https://text.npr.org/s.php?sId=895068704&rid=1001
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