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Boeing's Starliner joins select club of crewed US spaceships:

https://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Boei ... s_999.html
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I hope the launch goes well. It will be fun to watch.
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Rocket issue scrubs launch of Starliner crewed test flight.

The issue was with an oxygen relief valve on the rocket’s Centaur upper stage. “The team is just not comfortable with the signatures that they’re seeing, the response out of that valve, so out of an abundance of caution, we are not going to continue with our launch operations today,” said Dillon Rice, ULA launch commentator, on NASA TV.

https://spacenews.com/rocket-issue-scru ... st-flight/
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Better safe than sorry, especially in a launch of such magnitude.
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I imagine there is a lot more going on with the reports of continuing problems with the entire program.
Hopefully they will get things figured out before they have another 'accident' on the launch pad.
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There's an interesting article at Ars Technica (I think) about how SpaceX waxed 'em on the earth to low orbit vessels. Key points: fixed-price contracts gave Boeing the heebie-jeebies and Boeing lost a lot of engineering expertise from the shuttle days. And crashing 737s also took focus away from the Starliner.

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RE: "Boeing's Starliner joins select club of crewed US spaceships."
Crewed Test of Boeing Starliner Delayed to May 21st or Later
https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2024/05/c ... later.html
Evidently, to gain entry to this exclusive club, one must be approved by the fussy doorman.
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Throughout the annals of American space exploration, a select few spacecraft have had the distinction of carrying human beings beyond Earth.

Yes, ever single craft designed to do it...
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Boeing Starliner launch delayed to Tuesday due to helium leak.

https://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Boei ... k_999.html
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And another try... Place your bets.

https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2024/0 ... 717535231/
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Live coverage for Attempt #3 starts in about 5 minutes on the NASA channel. I'll let it run while I do a Zoom later.
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pakarinen wrote: Wed Jun 05, 2024 10:39 am Live coverage for Attempt #3 starts in about 5 minutes on the NASA channel. I'll let it run while I do a Zoom later.
Thanks Olen.
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30 minutes to launch!!!
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Nice to see it launched ok, today. Good.
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Perfect launch!
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NASA troubleshoots helium leaks after Starliner launch

https://room.eu.com/news/nasa-troublesh ... ner-launch
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Boeing's 1st Starliner to carry astronauts arrives at ISS despite thruster malfunction

https://www.space.com/boeing-starliner- ... ign=MANUAL
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From Ars Technica:
“ After a drama-filled day, Boeing’s Starliner finally finds its way”

https://arstechnica.com/space/2024/06/a ... s-its-way/

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Boeing's 1st Starliner astronaut mission extended through June 18
"The additional time in orbit will allow the crew to perform a spacewalk on Thursday, June 13, while engineers complete Starliner systems checkouts."

https://www.space.com/boeing-starliner- ... ign=MANUAL
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Now they just need to figure out how to get it back:

https://news.yahoo.com/news/boeing-star ... 34116.html
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