It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity that grounded Boeing’s Starliner

Enlarge / The Boeing Starliner spacecraft to be flown on Orbital Flight Test-2 is seen at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on June 2, 2021. NASA NASA and Boeing officials said Tuesday that they have successfully removed two valves from the Starliner spacecraft and have shipped them to Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama … Read more

Boeing Starliner Test Flight Is Delayed Again. Why Investors Should Care.

Text size IA United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with Boeings CST-100 Starliner spacecraft aboard. Joel Kowsky/NASA via Getty Images 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. Still, … Read more

The Astronauts who Would Have Tested Starliner Have Been Reassigned to an Upcoming SpaceX Crew Dragon Launch

In 2011, NASA announced a bold new program to leverage partnerships between the government and the commercial space sector to restore domestic launch capability. As part of the Commercial Crew Program (CCP), NASA selected Boeing and SpaceX to develop next-generation crew-rated capsules that would transport astronauts and payloads to International Space Station (ISS) and other … Read more

NASA, Boeing Announce Potential Date for Starliner Test Launch

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Boeing have announced a potential date for the test launch of the CST-100 Starliner. The potential test launch date will be sometime in the first half of 2022. It can be recalled that the Starliner’s Orbital Flight Test-2 mission to the International Space Station (ISS) was supposed … Read more

NASA moves 2 astronauts from Boeing missions to a future SpaceX launch following serious Starliner delays

The two astronauts that were previously assigned to Boeing’s Starliner spaceship, pictured above, have been moved to a SpaceX mission next year. Boeing NASA moved two astronauts from Boeing launches to a 2022 SpaceX mission, the agency said Wednesday. Boeing’s Starliner missions to the International Space Station (ISS) have been delayed indefinitely after setbacks. Moving … Read more

NASA Reassigns Two Astronauts From Boeing Starliner to SpaceX Crew Dragon

NASA crew members of the SpaceX Crew-5 mission to the International Space Station. Pictured from left are NASA astronauts Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada. Credit: NASA NASA has reassigned astronauts Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada to the agency’s SpaceX Crew-5 mission to the International Space Station as part of the Commercial Crew Program. Mann and … Read more

NASA Expresses Confidence in Boeing’s Starliner as it Reassigns Crews to SpaceX –

NASA is reassigning two astronauts scheduled to fly on Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft to a SpaceX Crew Dragon mission instead. Starliner’s debut is delayed indefinitely as the company troubleshoots a valve issue that arose just hours before an uncrewed test flight in August. NASA said it still has confidence in Boeing, but it was time for … Read more

NASA Moves Astronauts Assigned to Boeing Starliner to SpaceX Dragon

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft onboard sits on the launch pad at Space Launch Complex 41 ahead of the Orbital Flight Test-2 mission August 2, 2021 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. Joel Kowsky/NASA via Getty Images Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner, a spacecraft for transporting astronauts to … Read more