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Today’s Deep Space Extra

7 Feb 2020, 15:34 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA’s Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel raised Commercial Crew Program software verification concerns during a meeting Thursday. NASA’s Christina Koch was thumbs up on Thursday after her return to Earth with European and Russian colleagues, following her 328 day mission, the longest ever flown by a woman.
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NASA safety panel calls for reviews after second Starliner software problemCoalition Member in the News – BoeingSpacenews.com (2/6): During a quarterly meeting on Thursday, NASA’s Aerospace Safety Review Panel disclosed the discovery of a second potentially significant software issue during the December uncrewed test flight of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner to the International Space Station (ISS). A timing issue surfaced quickly after liftoff on December 20 that prevented the Starliner from raising its altitude in order to reach the orbiting science lab and dock. During the meeting, panel members discussed a second software concern that was discovered by ground personnel later in the abbreviated two day test flight that might have led to erroneous thruster firings prior to deorbit. The safety panel called for more rigor from Boeing and NASA in its pre-flight software verification efforts. The Starliner and SpaceX’s Crew Dragon are in the final ...

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