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Boeing employees knew about problematic 737 Max before fatal crashes

Boeing employees knew about problematic 737 Max before fatal crashes

Boeing is already under a lot of heat for technical problems with its beleaguered 737 Max plane and the last thing it needs is a PR disaster caused by its own ranks. Unfortunately for the company, that is exactly the case thanks to documents coming from Boeing itself as part of its required disclosure about the design and development of the plane. Suffice it to say, some people inside the company knew exactly about the problems that would tragically cost 346 lives later on.

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NASA and Boeing will form a team to investigate Starliner glitch

NASA and Boeing will form a team to investigate Starliner glitch

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has published an update on the failed Boeing Orbital Flight Test, revealing that the space agency is working with the private company to launch a joint independent team to investigate what went wrong. The people on this team will be tasked with looking into the problems that led to the Orbital Test Flight issue and with making recommendations to help protect future launches.

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Boeing 737 Max problems may go beyond MCAS software

Boeing 737 Max problems may go beyond MCAS software

Boeing may be setting its sights on space to be one of if not the first to carry humans back and forth the stars but it is currently facing almost insurmountable problems back here on earth. Its new 737 Max has been feared and loathed for the software problems that have cost lives. Even as the company scrambled to address those issues, it now appears that the plane may have other problems, including possible wiring and engine issues.

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Boeing fires CEO, stays committed to 737 Max

Boeing fires CEO, stays committed to 737 Max

Boeing announced a change in leadership this morning amid ongoing crisis in the company. Hundreds of victims were killed earlier this year in a pair of crashes of the Boing 737 Max. The same airplane model crashed in two separate events, likely due to a single piece of anti-stall software placed on the craft. The CEO Dennis Muilenburg was not mentioned in the press release for this change in leadership.

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Boeing Starliner lands safely on the ground after rocky launch

Boeing Starliner lands safely on the ground after rocky launch

Elon Musk's SpaceX may have the lion's share of successful landings of rockets but rival Boeing is calling dibs on a different sort of landing. Its CST-100 Starliner was supposed to rendezvous with the International Space Station this weekend but failed to meet that objective due to a slight mishap. Fortunately, the mission didn't end in a complete failure and now Boeing boasts of the first successful landing of an orbital crew capsule, paving the way for more tests in the near future.

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NASA: Boeing Starliner won’t reach ISS after glitch spoils orbit [Updated]

NASA: Boeing Starliner won’t reach ISS after glitch spoils orbit [Updated]

Boeing's CST-100 Starliner may have had a successful launch this morning, but the spacecraft has failed to reach its planned orbit, NASA has confirmed. The mission was meant to be Starliner's inaugural flight to the International Space Station, but following separation from the Atlas 5 rocket things went awry.

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Boeing 737 MAX production suspended as safety tests drag

Boeing 737 MAX production suspended as safety tests drag

Boeing will suspend production of its grounded 737 MAX aircraft starting in January 2020, the company announced in a statement on Monday. The decision follows continued delays in lifting the flight ban on the aircraft. In the place of production, Boeing says it will prioritize the delivery of the approximately 400 airplanes it has in storage.

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Boeing CST-100 Starliner takes a big step towards launch

Boeing CST-100 Starliner takes a big step towards launch

Boeing and SpaceX are among the two companies that are working to bring the ability to put astronauts into space back to America. The Boeing CST-100 Starliner spacecraft that will someday carry humans into orbit and beyond has passed another milestone on its path towards its first flight.

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Boeing 737 MAX return to service roadmap revealed

Boeing 737 MAX return to service roadmap revealed

Boeing aims to have the 737 MAX back in the air from January 2020, with the troubled jet expected to resume deliveries from December of this year. The 737 MAX was grounded earlier in 2019 after two separate crashes, one in October 2018 and another in March 2019, which together caused a total of 346 deaths.

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Boeing reveals why one of its Starliner parachutes failed to deploy

Boeing reveals why one of its Starliner parachutes failed to deploy

Earlier this week, NASA and Boeing successfully tested the private space company's CST-100 Starliner spacecraft during a pad abort test, which was intended to make sure the spacecraft's systems would function properly in the event of an emergency during launch. The test was declared a success, but the event wasn't perfect: one of the three parachutes that lowered the capsule failed to deploy, leaving only two to save the spacecraft.

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Boeing submits Human Lander System for NASA’s Artemis moon missions

Boeing submits Human Lander System for NASA’s Artemis moon missions

Today in Houston, Texas, Boeing announced that they'd officially submitted a proposal to NASA as part of the Artemis space program. The Boeing submission today was for an integrated Human Lander System (HLS) that'll bring astronauts to our Earth's moon, then back up again to lunar orbit. Boeing's proposal emphasized a "Fewest Steps to the Moon" approach with NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) Block 1B.

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Watch Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft dramatically ace its pad abort test

Watch Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft dramatically ace its pad abort test

Boeing aced the crew escape test of its Starliner spacecraft this morning, with the pod earmarked to eventually take astronauts to the International Space Station and beyond demonstrating NASA's vital safety system. The test is designed to simulate a launch pad emergency, shifting the Starliner away from the Atlas V launch rocket to keep the human occupants inside safe.

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