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NASA Cancels the Boeing Starliner Launch Scheduled for August 4th

Both Boeing Co. and NASA have decided against a probable launch on Wednesday of the CST-100 Starliner after an earlier attempt failed the day before.”Unexpected valve position indicators” were observed during Tuesday’s launch attempt from Florida to the International Space Station, according to engineering experts. The countdown was paused because not all valves were configured properly.

However, “more time is needed to complete the evaluation,” NASA wrote in a blog post.As soon as the issue is resolved, NASA and Boeing will take the time necessary to guarantee Starliner is ready for its crucial unmanned flight test to the space station, according to the space agency.

In December, Boeing’s Starliner failed to connect with the space station because of a software problem that caused it to consume too much propellant. Boeing is now spending its own money to try again. After two tragic disasters involving its best-selling 737 Max airplane that were related to flaws in flight-control software, Boeing’s engineering expertise was tarnished by the failure.This is the second flight of the Starliner after it underwent substantial software fixes. As the spacecraft prepared for re-entry, Boeing discovered and corrected a second software issue. As a result of the review panel’s findings, either of these two flaws might have resulted in the spacecraft’s destruction.

Following this study, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration increased its monitoring of Boeing’s software engineering efforts. Neither NASA nor Boeing believes that the issue was caused by software.Two commercial firms are responsible for carrying astronauts on NASA Commercial Crew Program, which has been hampered by Boeing.

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