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Boeing traces problem with Starliner parachute system to an unsecured pin

For want of a pin, the use of a spaceship's parachute was lost. That may be a simplistic way to explain why one of the three parachutes on Boeing's CST-100 Starliner space taxi failed to open. It does, however, serve as a cautionary tale about the one obvious glitch in Monday's pad abort test of the Starliner, a craft that's due to start transporting NASA astronauts to and from the International Space Station next year. Overall, the test was judged a success: The uncrewed Starlin...
Tags: Science, Nasa, International Space Station, Boeing


Photos from space reveal what climate change looks like, from melting Arctic ice to rampant California fires

Extreme weather events like hurricanes, droughts, and wildfires are linked to climate change. Such phenomena can be seen from space.
Tags: Science, California, Arctic



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