Boeing's Attempt to Compete With SpaceX Is Even More Cursed Than We Thought
Things seem pretty bleak over there.
Boeing’s Starliner, its crew capsule that rivals SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, has clearly been cursed from the start — and its most recent problems run far deeper than initial reports suggested.
The good news is that there’s still a chance Starliner is going to make its May 19 International Space Station launch date after ample turmoil, CNBC reports.
The bad news is that the underlying valve issue that’s resulted in repeated setbacks is likely going to require a full redesign, yet another potential complication.
“A valve redesign is definitely on the table,” Boeing vice president Mark Nappi said during a Wednesday news conference after news of Boeing clashing with valve manufacturer Aerojet Rocketdyne first broke. “Once we get all the information that we …
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