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(Ars Technica)   Tests reveal what caused the stuck valves that has grounded Boeing's Starliner until next year: Florida summers are humid   (arstechnica.com) divider line
    More: Facepalm, Rocket, Kennedy Space Center, Spaceflight, Space Shuttle, Boeing officials, International Space Station, Spacecraft, Launch vehicle  
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527 clicks; posted to STEM » on 19 Oct 2021 at 11:46 PM (14 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-10-19 7:08:01 PM  
7 votes:
Too bad this launch site hasn't been used enough to give us that information.
 
2021-10-19 7:53:47 PM  
6 votes:
Sounds like Boeing hired the Engineers that left Morton Thiokol in the '80s
 
2021-10-20 5:25:31 AM  
3 votes:
Somebody in procurement decided the "Squasmoxa" valves at the top of the Amazon search page looked pretty good. 4.1 stars, a couple good reviews and they were available for 2 day delivery! How can you lose?
 
2021-10-19 6:41:23 PM  
1 vote:
Not the humidity, it's the salt. A metallurgist can tell you that.
 
2021-10-20 1:00:22 AM  
1 vote:
At least the o-rings didn't freeze and crack.
 
2021-10-20 12:23:06 PM  
1 vote:
Have to give credit to Boeing for a successful result from their rocket surgery.
 
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