NASA confirmed today that Boeing is scheduled to conduct the next high-profile test of its CST-100 Starliner space capsule in a little more than three weeks.
The target data for Starliner’s pad abort test is set for Nov. 4 at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, NASA said. That’s in line with the plan that Boeing executive John Mulholland laid out earlier this week at a New Mexico space symposium.
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Boeing 737 Max review finds FAA and Boeing failures
Changes need to be made to pilot response times, certification and communicating changes in airline software, a review says.
On the FAA’s part, the aircraft certification process should be modernized to account for increasingly complex automated systems, the report said. The process should also “ensure that aircraft incorporate fail-safe design principles,” including minimizing reliance on pilots.
Additionally, pilots need more time to respond to issues due to the complexity of modern systems, the review said, especially where there are cascading failures.
“Inherent in this issue is the adequacy of training to help pilots be able to respond effectively to failures that they may never have encountered before, not even in training,” the report says.
Author: Corinne Reichert
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Mnuchin said that the U.S. won’t impose a new round of tariffs on imports of Chinese goods, which were set to go into effect Oct. 15.
President Donald Trump said in a tweet Friday that acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan is stepping down.
Blizzard insisted that its initial decision to ban “Hearthstone” player Chung “Blitzchung” Ng Wai was not influenced by the company’s relationships in China.
The U.S. and China agreed on a “substantial phase one” trade deal that delays tariff hikes set to kick in next week.
The announcement came as President Donald Trump said there is a “very substantial phase one deal” between the two superpowers after high-level talks this week.
Boeing Takes On Space Travel, Invests $20M In Virgin Galactic
The Boeing Company, the world’s fifth-largest defense contractor and among the largest global aerospace manufacturers, is investing $20 million in Virgin Galactic ahead of this space tourism company’s going public without the need for an IPO.
Virgin Galactic founder Sir Richard Branson Tuesday confirmed the Boeing investment will go to purchasing Virgin Galactic shares once the company becomes a publicly listed firm before the year ends. This milestone will occur after Virgin Galactic merges with publicly traded shell company, Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings.
The merger will effectively transform Virgin Galactic into a publicly traded “New Space” company without having to languish through the complexities of a traditional IPO process. Videos for NASA Confirms Boeing's Latest Timetable NASA confirms Boeing’s latest timetable for putting Starliner space taxi through final testsgeekwire.com The Boeing-Virgin Galactic deal isn’t final but will become official once Virgin Galactic goes public.
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