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Stuck valves on Boeing’s Starliner keep critical space station test flight on hold

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Boeing’s Starliner capsule is still under repair as the company works to figure out what’s going on with its faulty valves.  

Following a multitude of delays, Starliner has no new launch date set for its Orbital Flight Test 2 (OFT-2) mission to the International Space Station as Boeing teams continue to “work around the clock” to fix the valve issues that grounded the craft last week and continue to delay a liftoff, the company announced in a statement today (Aug. 12). So far, teams have repaired nine of the craft’s 13 problematic valves. 

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