03/06/2023 06:53 PM | Click to read full article
Boeing's Starliner spacecraft faces indefinite delays due to parachute and wiring insulation issues. Engineers found that the soft links connecting parachutes were not strong enough, jeopardizing astronaut safety. Additionally, flammable protective tape around wiring insulation was discovered. The crewed flight planned for July is postponed, leaving NASA to rely solely on SpaceX for now. The goal of having a second provider for space travel remains unfulfilled.