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NASA Will Only Tolerate So Much Danger

An investigation into what really went wrong with Boeing's last space mission turned up serious issues

A lot went right during a recent attempt to reach the International Space Station.

A lot went wrong too.

  • Marina Koren
  • The Atlantic

The rocket launched just before sunrise on a cool, late December day, cutting a streak of gold across the sky in Florida’s Cape Canaveral.

The capsule it carried, which was designed and built for NASA by Boeing, was smoothly delivered past the edge of space.

If the test had gone off without a hitch, the next time this spacecraft flew, it…

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