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Boeing shifts schedule for Starliner, calls 2019 crew launch “realistic”
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Enlarge / An artist’s view of the Starliner spacecraft en route to the International Space Station. (credit: Boeing) On Wednesday, Boeing’s John Mulholland, who manages the company’s commercial crew program, provided an update on Boeing’s development of its Starliner spacecraft. And, as was widely expected, the company moved its schedule to the right. Now, instead […]

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Boeing suffers a setback with Starliner’s pad abort test [Updated]
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Enlarge / In January 2018, Boeing shared this photo of the Starliner Pad Abort Test and Orbital Flight Test vehicles under construction in Florida. (credit: Boeing) In late June, an anomaly occurred during preparations for Boeing’s test of the Starliner spacecraft and its launch abort system. On Saturday, after Ars published a short report on […]

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Internally, NASA believes Boeing ahead of SpaceX in commercial crew
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Enlarge / An artist’s view of the Starliner spacecraft en route to the International Space Station. (credit: Boeing) One of the biggest rivalries in the modern aerospace industry is between Boeing and SpaceX. Despite their radically different cultures, the aerospace giant and the smaller upstart compete for many different kinds of contracts, and perhaps nowhere […]

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Baltimore’s 911 system, Boeing join Atlanta in week of crypto-malware outbreaks
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Enlarge / Ransomware took Baltimore’s 911 system offline on March 24 and 25 as the city’s IT department worked to isolate and restore the computer-assisted dispatch network. (credit: Kim Hairston/Baltimore Sun/TNS via Getty Images) Last Friday, the City of Atlanta was struck by a ransomware attack that took much of the city’s internal and external […]

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SpaceX and Boeing Slated For Manned Space Missions By Year's End
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schwit1 shares a report from Fortune, covering NASA’s announcement last week that it expects SpaceX to conduct a crewed test flight by the end of the year: SpaceX’s crewed test flight is slated for December, after an uncrewed flight in August. Boeing will also be demonstrating its CST-100 Starliner capsule, with a crewed flight in […]

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Boeing CEO Says Boeing Will Beat SpaceX To Mars
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Boeing’s CEO says the megarocket his company is helping to build for NASA will deliver astronauts to the Red Planet before billionaire Elon Musk’s SpaceX. Space.com reports: According to Fortune, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg was speaking on CNBC today when host Jim Cramer asked whether Boeing or SpaceX would “get a man on Mars first.” […]

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Boeing just bought a company that’s building flying cars for Uber
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Enlarge / Artist’s conception of Aurora’s eVTOL, a prototype of a plane Uber hopes to use to offer flying car service in Dallas and Dubai starting in 2020. (credit: Aurora Flight Sciences) On Thursday, the aviation giant Boeing announced that it is acquiring Aurora Flight Sciences. The lesser-known company specializes in cutting-edge aviation technologies, including […]

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Boeing Studies Planes Without Pilots, Plans Experiments Next Year
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“Boeing has begun researching the possibility of commercial-passenger jets that will fly without pilots, using artificial intelligence guiding automated controls to make decisions in flight,” reports Seattle Times. The company is planning experimental flights, without passengers, for next year. From the report: “The basic building blocks of the technology are clearly available,” said Mike Sinnett, […]

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JetBlue and Boeing Are Betting Big On Electric Jet Startup 'Zunem Aero'
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A new startup called Zunum Aero is aiming to reinvent how users travel short distances, such as from San Francisco to Los Angeles. “The Kirkland, Washington-based company […] plans to build a fleet of hybrid electric jets to sell to major carriers for service on densely traveled regional routes like San Francisco to Los Angeles […]

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