submitted 3 weeks ago by Wilshire to c/space
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[-] Badeendje 25 points 3 weeks ago

Well if the issue in your company that QA has essentially been cut from the budget by reducing times so much that it no longer feasible. I would not send anyone anywhere in your equipment unless it is independently audited.

[-] IphtashuFitz 10 points 3 weeks ago

Make the Boeing CEO and other executives be the first human guinea pigs in this thing.

[-] wosat 16 points 3 weeks ago

I suspect there is at least one engineer who voiced concerns months or years ago, was not listened to, and is now having an "I told you so" moment.

[-] dustyData 13 points 3 weeks ago

They've know about the helium leak for a month now but managers “did not consider it significant enough to stop the launch”. It's always incompetent managers.

[-] [email protected] 13 points 3 weeks ago

Reminds me of Roger Boisjoly who desperately objected to launching space shuttle Challenger in cold weather. Managers struck again that day.

[-] Diplomjodler3 12 points 3 weeks ago

Another chapter in the endless clown show.

[-] Rolando 34 points 3 weeks ago

Clowns are generally highly-skilled professionals who care about their audience. Please don't compare them to Boeing.

[-] kokesh 12 points 3 weeks ago

No one would expect that

[-] FilthyShrooms 4 points 2 weeks ago

Good thing too, we don't need a door plug raining down from orbit

[-] [email protected] 4 points 3 weeks ago

But that taxpayer money keep flowing!

Any new dead whistleblowers?

[-] [email protected] 3 points 2 weeks ago* (last edited 2 weeks ago)

But that taxpayer money keep flowing

Not in this specific case. Starliner is a fixed-price contract, not cost-plus. Boeing is having to foot the bill for their own incompetence, and I'm all here for it!

[-] [email protected] 3 points 2 weeks ago

Damn how did they botch that so bad? SpaceX effect?

[-] davetapley 3 points 3 weeks ago

Boeing engineers traced the leak to a flange.

I expected software issues, maybe avionics, but a flange? How.

[-] MotoAsh 7 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

It's Boeing. Instead of making an aircraft that actually flew well, they designed an entire extra system that pretends to react like the plane doesn't react, and then that system FORCIBLY NOSEDIVES PLANES randomly.

I'm almost surprised it's not something more stupid.

[-] derf82 2 points 3 weeks ago

You misheard. It’s a problem with plange. Computer plange. Specifically snibbits.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 2 weeks ago

It's a helium leak. Helium has the capability to leak out of almost anything.

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