Boeing: Pin problem caused parachute issue in capsule test

Boeing's Starliner performing the abort pad test on November 4. (Credit: NASA) Boeing and SpaceX, both leaders in the aerospace industry, have completed crucial tests of their crew capsules, which the companies hope will bring American astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) in the near future. Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner completed a pad abort test on November 4. The test is intended to verify astronauts can get away from the launch site if there’s an emergency prior to takeoff

Boeing: Pin problem caused parachute issue in capsule test

Boeing says a problem with a pin caused its Starliner capsule to land with two instead of three parachutes earlier this week.

Thu 7 Nov 19 from Phys.org

SpaceX, Boeing Complete Crucial Tests for Crew Capsules

Boeing's Starliner performing the abort pad test on November 4. (Credit: NASA) Boeing and SpaceX, both leaders in the aerospace industry, have completed crucial tests of their crew capsules, ...

Tue 5 Nov 19 from Discover Magazine

Boeing crew capsule launched mile into air on test flight

Boeing's crew capsule is back on land after a brief flight to test its launch abort system.

Mon 4 Nov 19 from Phys.org

'Pad Abort' Success Keeps Boeing's Starliner on Track for December Launch to Space Station

Boeing's astronaut taxi remains on track for a December demonstration flight to the International Space Station after passing a key safety test earlier this week.

Thu 7 Nov 19 from SPACE.com

In Photos: Boeing's Starliner Pad Abort Test Launch

See photos of Boeing's Starliner pad abort test mission on Nov. 4 in this gallery.

Tue 5 Nov 19 from SPACE.com

Watch SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule complete a parachute test that paves the way for a human voyage

In a video posted on Twitter SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule - designed to shuttle astronauts to the ISS - can be seen successfully completing a crucial test of its parachute.

Mon 4 Nov 19 from Daily Mail

Boeing tests space taxi; one of three parachutes does not open

Boeing Co said on Monday that one of three parachutes failed to open during a crucial unmanned test of the CST-100 Starliner, which the company is developing to ferry astronauts to and from ...

Mon 4 Nov 19 from Reuters

Space capsule soars in dramatic abort test

Boeing’s Starliner capsule that will eventually take astronauts into space completed a key abort test Monday when it soared for almost a mile before parachuting back into the New Mexico desert.

Mon 4 Nov 19 from FOXNews

SpaceX's Crew Dragon Aces 13th Parachute Test in a Row (Video)

SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft has aced yet another parachute test.

Mon 4 Nov 19 from SPACE.com

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