Tag: Boeing

Leaked Boeing Code Reveals Possible 787 Dreamliner Security Risks

Cybersecurity researcher Ruben Santamarta claimed to have uncovered vulnerabilities in the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. He said the code he found could give hackers access to the plane's safety-critical system via its in-flight entertainment system.

Security August 9, 2019

Companies Like Boeing And Blue Origin Looking Into Building Privately Owned Space Stations

NASA has released proposals from 12 private companies that will turn the Low Earth Orbit into a prime destination for research and manufacturing. Companies like Blue Origin and Axiom want to launch their own space stations.

Space May 29, 2019

Boeing Acknowledges Sensor Malfunction In Ethiopian Plane Crash

American aircraft maker Boeing said a glitch in its flight sensor played a role in the crashing of an Ethiopian Airlines flight in March. The company promised to release a software fix to prevent similar incidents from happening again.

Apps/Software April 6, 2019

Boeing Starliner Testing Pushed Back Even Further

NASA confirmed that the uncrewed test flight of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner has been moved to August. The delay, according to the space agency, is due to limited launch opportunities this spring.

Space April 4, 2019

Boeing Pushes Back Test Flights For NASA Human Spaceflight Program Till Later This Year

Boeing CST-100 Starliner's first uncrewed flight was moved to a later date, according to industry insiders. Instead of an April launch, the spacecraft's orbital flight test has been delayed for at least three months.

Space March 21, 2019

US Orders Immediate Grounding Of Boeing 737 MAX 8, MAX 9

The Federal Aviation Administration has grounded all Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 in the United States. The move came after days of mounting pressure from various groups to halt all flights involving these jets.

March 14, 2019

Boeing Starliner Test Flight Scheduled For March

Boeing's CST-100 Starliner will make its first test flight to the International Space Station next month. Named Orbital Flight Test, this space mission will launch on United Launch Alliance's Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

Space February 2, 2019

NASA To Replace Crew Member On Boeing Starliner Flight Test

Astronaut E. Michael 'Mike' Fincke will join Nicole Aunapu Mann and Chris Ferguson onboard the Boeing CST-100 Starliner later this year. He replaced Eric Boe who was assigned to the mission in August last year.

Space January 23, 2019

'Dream Chaser' Cargo Plane For Space Gets Nod Of Approval From NASA

The Dream Chaser can carry up to 5,500 kilograms of cargo to the International Space Station. It is one of the three companies contracted by NASA to deliver supply to the artificial satellite.

Space December 31, 2018

Rocosmos Says SpaceX Partly To Blame For The Space Agency's Problems

The Russian space agency submitted a report recently, highlighting the many issues it is currently facing, including the loss of revenue. NASA has been relying on the Soyuz program to fly astronauts to the International Space Station.

Space December 3, 2018

NASA Bars SpaceX CEO Elon Musk From Smoking Pot In Public

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine revealed that he spoke to SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and agreed that the tech executive will never smoke pot on camera again. This was in response to the workplace culture and safety review of SpaceX.

Space November 30, 2018

NASA Concerned About SpaceX Safety Because Elon Musk Smoked Pot In Webshow

SpaceX is in hot water after Elon Musk's pot-smoking stunt went viral earlier this year. The private spaceflight company will be investigated to see if its policies, including drug use, adheres to NASA requirements.

Space November 21, 2018

NASA Announces SpaceX, Boeing Target Test Flight Dates For Commercial Crew Program

NASA has officially announced the scheduled test flights for SpaceX and Boeing under the agency’s Commercial Crew Program. Elon Musk’s SpaceX was scheduled to conduct its first crewed test flights ahead of Boeing’s.

Space August 4, 2018

Delays In NASA Commercial Crew Program Impede Astronaut Launches To ISS: Report

Delays in NASA’s commercial crew program could impede the planned astronaut launches to the ISS from American soil, a new GAO report warned. The agency urged NASA to have a contingency plan to ensure U.S. access to the ISS.

Space July 12, 2018

NASA Astronauts Complete Successful Spacewalk To Set Up HD Cameras For Incoming Spacecraft

Two NASA astronauts successfully installed high-definition TV cameras during a spacewalk performed on June 14. The cameras were set up to provide excellent views of commercial crew ships approaching the International Space Station.

Space June 15, 2018

Top 10 Designs At Boeing's $2 Million 'Personal Flying Device' Contest Revealed

The winners of GoFly Prize Phase I all have unique designs and styles. In Phase II, innovators have to bring their ideas to life by actually building them.

Robotics June 14, 2018

Boeing Throws Shade At SpaceX, Says Falcon Heavy Is ‘Too Small’ For Deep Space

Like children fighting over who’s the best, Boeing is going after SpaceX in a new website, calling the Falcon Heavy insufficient for NASA’s deep space exploration needs. It’s also making bold claims about the Space Launch System.

Space May 1, 2018

Boeing CEO: We Might Bring Back Elon Musk’s Tesla, And Also Go To Mars Within A Decade

The CEO of Boeing hopes to get to Mars first before SpaceX does, and claims that will be achieved within a decade. The space race for the new era is on.

Space April 13, 2018

NASA Ties With SpaceX, Boeing To Launch Astronauts To Space Again

The U.S. space agency has collaborated with SpaceX and Boeing to launch crewed missions to the space station. The tie-up will enable NASA to send astronauts from the United States.

Space January 7, 2018

Boeing And DARPA To Build XS-1 Hypersonic Spaceplane

DARPA has chosen Boeing to design, build and test its Experimental Spaceplane, XS-1. Check out why the hypersonic spaceplane, called the Phantom Express, is so unbelievably cool and when it’s expected to launch on its first flight.

Space May 25, 2017

Boeing's Millions Worth Of Damages To Air Force One May Have Led To Flight Fire

Maintenance mistakes made by Boeing mechanics cost the company $4 million to date. The mishap could have led the Air Force One to catch fire.

Life & Style May 14, 2017

Made-In-China Passenger Jet, The Country’s Answer to Boeing And Airbus, Takes Maiden Flight

China's C919 passenger jet made its maiden flight on Friday, May 5, marking the country's aspirations to compete against Boeing and Airbus jets in commercial flights. Find out more about this homegrown jet and its chances of success.

Business Tech May 5, 2017

Boeing, JetBlue Invest In 'Tesla For The Air' Startup Zunum Aero: Hybrid Electric Airplane By 2020s?

Boeing and JetBlue made separate investments into Zunum Aero, a startup described as 'Tesla for the Air.' The company is looking to significantly reduce the costs of short-haul flights through the development of hybrid electric aircraft.

Business Tech April 6, 2017

Here’s Why NASA’s Space Shuttle Program Came To An End

Why did NASA give up the Space Shuttle program despite no alternative launch vehicle? Robert Frost delves on issues in funding, human resources, and changes in White House administrations as well as the advent of the Commercial Crew Program.

Space February 4, 2017

Government Investigators Sound Alarm Over Defect In SpaceX Rocket Engines

Preliminary findings of a GAO report reflect cracks in the turbopumps of the Falcon 9 rocket, dubbing it an unacceptable risk of future manned launches. In response, SpaceX has committed to fixing the problem.

Space February 3, 2017

First Look At Boeing's Sleek Blue Astronaut Suit For Travel To ISS

Boeing has unveiled the new 'Boeing Blue' suits for the Starliner spacecraft. The astronaut suits weigh about 20 pounds each with their accessories.

Space January 26, 2017

NASA Eyes More Seats On Russia Spacecraft To Haul Astronauts To ISS

NASA has expressed its plan to acquire two Soyuz seats via Boeing for its ISS missions in the fall of this year and the spring of 2018, as well as options for three added seats in 2019.

Space January 20, 2017

New Evidence In D. B. Cooper Case Points To Possible Connection Between Boeing And The Famed Hijacker

Fresh leads have surfaced on the 1971 D.B. Cooper hijacking case. According to a team of amateur scientists, the clip tie the hijacker used had been found with traces pointing to alleged links to Boeing.

Life & Style January 16, 2017

United Retires Jumbo-Jet Icon Boeing 747 Ahead Of Time

In a memo to its workers, United Airlines announces the accelerated retirement of its Boeing 747 fleet, called the "Queen of the Skies," once symbolizing what's edgy and advanced in air travel.

Business Tech January 12, 2017

NASA Books More Astronaut Flights From SpaceX and Boeing: Here’s A Short History Of US Reliance On Russian Space Vehicles

Here’s a quick look at when NASA started relying on Russia to send its astronauts to the ISS, and its blooming arrangements with private space taxi providers like SpaceX and Boeing.

Space January 5, 2017

SpaceX, Boeing Secure ISS Crew Rotation Mission Contracts From NASA

NASA has announced four more contracts to SpaceX and Boeing for crewed flights to the International Space Station in 2018. This takes the total number of missions to SpaceX and Boeing to six each.

Space January 5, 2017

Will Traders On Wall Street Shift To Using Computer Algorithms That Interpret Donald Trump Tweets?

Publicly trading companies are affected when Donald Trump tweets: Lockheed Martin and Boeing, for instance, suffered losses after being the subject of such rant on social media. Now, traders are aiming to cash in on the volatility that Trump's tweets bring to Wall Street.

Business Tech December 15, 2016

Will SpaceX Be The First To Send Humans To Mars? Not If Boeing Has Anything To Say About It

Elon Musk might have plans to send humans to Mars in 2024, but Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said his company will be the first to accomplish that feat — six years later.

Space October 6, 2016

NASA's Commercial Crew Program Likely To Be Delayed Until 2018

A new report by NASA's Inspector General revealed that the agency's private partners are currently facing multiple technical challenges. These issues will likely delay crewed spacecraft launches for at least three more years from NASA’s original 2015 target.

Space September 3, 2016

Microsoft And Boeing Team Up To Store Aviation Data In Azure Cloud Platform

Boeing partners with Microsoft to store large amounts of data in Azure cloud platform. The deal will help Boeing to improve various aspects of aircraft efficiencies.

Microsoft July 19, 2016

Chinese Hacker Gets Four Years In Prison For Trying To Acquire US Military Secrets

Su Bin, a 51-year-old Chinese businessman, was charged with a prison term of 46 months after pleading guilty to trying to illegally acquire secrets from the United States military. The Chinese government denies any involvement in the case.

Security July 15, 2016

NASA Prepares Astronauts To Fly To ISS Aboard Private Spacecraft

NASA is preparing astronauts for the next manned mission to the International Space Station onboard the private CST-100 Starliner spacecraft by Boeing. NASA’s last manned mission was the Atlantis space launch in 2011.

Space April 29, 2016

NASA Astronauts Virtually Train At Boeing For Future Commercial Spaceflight

NASA astronauts practiced on part-task trainers for Boeing's CST-100 Starliner, which will be used to train astronauts in all aspects of shuttle launch, flight, and docking. The training is in anticipation of future space travel.

Space April 28, 2016

FAA Orders Urgent Fix For Icing Problems In Boeing 787 Jets

Government officials have ordered airlines flying Boeing 787 Dreamliners to to repair the jets' engines immediately. The General Electric engines in these planes are prone to shutting down suddenly because of ice buildup.

Business Tech April 24, 2016

Lockheed, Boeing Team Up With Bigelow Aerospace To Launch Inflatable Habitats To Space For Research And Tourism

Bigelow Aerospace is partnering with United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Lockheed and Boeing, to deliver inflatable habitats to space. Aside from scientific purposes, the partnership aims to deliver benefits to the industries of space research and tourism.

Space April 12, 2016

Boeing To Cut As Much As 8,000 Jobs In Washington

Boeing CEO Ray Conner said last month that the company could be cutting 4,000 jobs by June. However, an internal document reveals that layoffs could be twice that number.

Business March 31, 2016

Amazon Leased 20 Boeings To Make Its Own Cargo Fleet

A group called Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) has agreed to lease 20 Boeing 767s to Amazon, with the hopes that the Amazon company will begin shipping its own wares for more efficient delivery — and cut out a middle man entirely.

Deals March 10, 2016

Boeing Develops Airplane Bathroom That Cleans Itself After Every Use

Good news, you don't have to keep it in during the long haul. Boeing created a self-cleaning bathroom for planes with touchless features and sanitizing FAR UV light that kills 99.9 percent of germs in three seconds.

March 4, 2016

NASA Orders Second Boeing Crewed Flight

NASA has announced that it has ordered its second crewed flight from Boeing, the third in a series of four crewed flight ordered from either Boeing or SpaceX.

FUTURE TECH December 18, 2015

Boeing Rolls Out First 737 MAX 8 Airplane

Boeing unveiled its new single-aisle aircraft 737 MAX 8 to its employees. Aptly named the 'Spirit of Renton,' the 737 MAX 8 has 20 percent reduced fuel usage and the lowest operating expenses to date.

FUTURE TECH December 10, 2015

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