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News Archive / Tagged: Boeing

  • Report suggests NASA made a $1.6B Boeing mistake

    Patrick AttwellNovember 15th, 2019

    A damning new report released by NASA’s Office of Inspector General paints a dismal picture of NASA's Commercial Crew Program. The report suggests one of the two participants attempted to extort the space agency for more money.

  • Boeing completes test of hyper-critical pad abort system

    Jim SiegelNovember 4th, 2019

    With SpaceX steamrolling ahead toward achieving the goal of sending U.S. astronauts to the International Space Station, Boeing took a step of its own today toward accomplishing the same feat.

  • OPINION: SpaceX’s upcoming Starlink mission means more than ending Florida’s launch drought

    Curt GodwinNovember 3rd, 2019

    The Space Coast has not seen a liftoff since Aug. 22. SpaceX is set to launch the second group of its Starlink satellites on Nov. 11, ending a two-month "drought" of ground launches from Florida. This upcoming mission has a lot more riding on it other than just alleviating that.

  • Critical tests for Boeing and SpaceX’s crewed efforts slated for next week

    Jason RhianNovember 1st, 2019

    If things go according to plan next week, NASA, Boeing and SpaceX will check key systems that are required to keep astronauts safe on their way to orbit. If these last checks can be completed, the agency could finally regain a capability it lost almost a decade ago.

  • U.S. Air Force’s secretive X-37B shuttle returns under cover of night

    Cullen DesforgesOctober 28th, 2019

    MERRITT ISLAND, FL – After a record-breaking 780 days on orbit the United States Air Force’s secretive space plane, the X-37B, touched down on Runway 33 at the Shuttle Landing Facility at Kennedy Space Center on Oct. 27, 2019.

  • SLS Artemis 1 core stage nearing completion

    Scott JohnsonJuly 7th, 2019

    NEW ORLEANS, La. - The core stage (CS-1) for the first flight (Artemis 1 (formerly Exploration Mission 1 (EM-1)) of NASA's next super-heavy lift launch vehicle, the Space Launch System (SLS), is nearing completion at the agency's Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) in New Orleans.

  • If it’s Boeing (space) – it’s going to Florida

    Jason RhianJune 19th, 2019

    TITUSVILLE, Fla. -- After the end of the Shuttle Program it appeared space operations at the Cape might be on the downturn. Appearances can be deceiving however. Boeing, the largest aerospace company in the world - is moving some of its operations to the Sunshine State.

  • Booster core for historic CFT mission arrives in Florida

    Mike HowardJune 6th, 2019

    The booster core for a ULA Atlas V rocket, one tasked with a historic mission, emerged from the Delta Mariner transport ship after a voyage from the company's processing facilities located in Decatur, Alabama.

  • Starliner ‘at-sea’ crew rescue training exercise performed

    Derek RichardsonApril 24th, 2019

    NASA and the Department of Defense conducted a search and rescue training exercise for Boeing's Starliner spacecraft at the Army Wharf in Port Canaveral.

  • NASA astronaut assigned record-setting mission

    Derek RichardsonApril 23rd, 2019

    Having been aboard the International Space Station for about a month, NASA astronaut Christina Koch is set for an extended stay of about 11 months.

  • Intelsat 29e satellite deemed a ‘total loss’

    Derek RichardsonApril 20th, 2019

    After experiencing damage in orbit two weeks ago, satellite communications company Intelsat declared its Intelsat 29e spacecraft is not salvageable.

  • First flight of Boeing Starliner spacecraft could slip again

    Jason RhianMarch 21st, 2019

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- It is being reported that Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spacecraft, which is being producing as part of NASA's Commercial Crew Program (CCP), has encountered another delay. If accurate, this latest delay could see the mission pushed back by almost half a year.

  • With Crew Dragon’s first flight complete, where’s Boeing’s Starliner?

    Jason RhianMarch 19th, 2019

    In a video promoting Boeing's Starliner spacecraft the words "Your Ride Is Here" are prominently-placed. The statement suggests Starliner is prepped and ready to send crews to the ISS - but is it?

  • NASA studying option to fly Orion EM-1 on commercial rockets

    Derek RichardsonMarch 14th, 2019

    The head of NASA told senators the first SLS flight would again be delayed and the agency is “considering all options” to get the program back on track.

  • NASA planning to buy 2 more seats aboard Russian Soyuz spacecraft

    Derek RichardsonFebruary 16th, 2019

    NASA is looking to ensure uninterrupted access to the International Space Station while two commercial spacecraft finish development.