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Boeing’s Starliner capsule corroded due to high humidity levels, NASA explains, and the spaceship won’t fly this year

Meanwhile Elon’s running orbital tourist trips and ISS crew missions

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Boeing Has a SpaceX Problem. Starliner Shows Why.

A test flight of Boeing’s new Starliner—a space capsule designed to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station—is delayed again. It’s another setback for the company, although shares aren’t reacting much to the reports.

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NASA and Boeing confirm Starliner won’t fly until first half of 2022 as valve investigation continues

Two valves have been removed from the spacecraft and sent to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, where they will be disassembled and examined for further investigation.

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NASA, Boeing Update Starliner Orbital Flight Test-2 Status

The NASA, Boeing team continues to make progress on the investigation of the oxidizer isolation valve issue on the Starliner service module propulsion system that was discovered ahead of the planned uncrewed Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) mission to the International Space Station in August.

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NASA likely to move some astronauts off Starliner due to extended delays

Astronauts assigned to Boeing flights may end up on SpaceX’s Crew-5 mission.

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Boeing Starliner Faces Longer Launch Delay Due to Valve Snag

Boeing Co. faces a potentially lengthy delay of months for the second test flight of its Starliner capsule as the company tries to sort out a glitchy valve problem and confronts a busy schedule in coming months at the International Space Station.

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Boeing assessing launch dates in August for Starliner space capsule

Boeing said it was working with NASA and United Launch Alliance, its partnership with Lockheed Martin Corp, to confirm launch dates when the spacecraft is ready.

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Boeing scrubbed Starliner spacecraft’s launch after 13 valves failed to open

Boeing said Monday that the problem that scrubbed the launch of its Starliner spacecraft was caused when 13 valves in its propulsion system failed to properly open during a preflight test earlier this month, a more widespread issue than was previously known.

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Starliner investigation continues

Boeing is continuing its investigation into the thruster issue that delayed the launch of its CST-100 Starliner commercial crew vehicle but could soon run into schedule conflicts on both the International Space Station and with its launch vehicle.

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Boeing, NASA Delay CST-100 Starliner Takeoff, Relaunch Date Unknown

Boeing and NASA originally planned to reschedule the flight to Wednesday, but subsequently stated they would “not be proceeding with” the launch opportunity.

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Pittsburgh astronaut to visit the International Space Station

Seasoned astronaut Colonel Mike Fincke, a proud Pittsburgh native, could be on the next Boeing Starliner flight if Wednesday’s launch goes well.

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NASA and Boeing Postpone Launch of Starliner Spacecraft

A launch of the orbital capsule, scheduled for 1:20 p.m. Eastern time, was postponed on Tuesday morning. A Boeing statement said its engineers detected “unexpected valve position indications in the propulsion system.”