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Boeing Astronaut Capsule Grounded for Months By Valve Issue

14/08/2021 03:47 PM | Click to read full article

Boeing's astronaut capsule is grounded for months and possibly even until next year because of a vexing valve problem. The Starliner capsule will be removed from the top of its rocket and returned to its Kennedy Space Center hangar for more extensive repairs.

“We're obviously disappointed,” said John Vollmer, program manager of Boeing's commercial crew program. "We will fly this test when we're ready to fly it and it's safe to do so."