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Catastrophic software errors doomed Boeing’s airplanes and nearly destroyed its NASA spaceship. Experts blame the leadership’s ‘lack...

Boeing's plane crashes were on a NASA official's mind when he decided to investigate the company's spaceship software.
A computer rendering of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spaceship orbiting Earth.

NASA is investigating a potentially ‘catastrophic’ software error in Boeing’s spaceship, citing concerns about ‘systemic issue...

Two software errors seen during Boeing's first spaceship flight are "only symptoms" of deeper issues, officials said.

SpaceX is poised to launch astronauts into space this spring. Here’s how SpaceX and Boeing became NASA’s best shot at resurrecting America...

SpaceX and Boeing are the two companies in NASA's Commercial Crew program, but SpaceX is on track to launch astronauts first.
One of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rockets intentionally explodes during an in-flight abort test of the company's new Crew Dragon spaceship for NASA on January 19, 2020.

‘I’m super fired up’: Elon Musk and NASA are ecstatic after acing a ‘risky’ safety test of SpaceX’s new Crew Drago...

Elon Musk said an abort test of SpaceX's new Crew Dragon spaceship was "picture perfect" and brings the company a step closer to launching astronauts.
The Boeing CST-100 Starliner spacecraft, atop an ULA Atlas V rocket, lifts off on an uncrewed Orbital Flight Test from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on December 20, 2019.

NASA says a clock error sent Boeing’s new astronaut spaceship veering wildly off course during its maiden voyage

After Boeing's CST-100 Starliner successfully rocketed toward space, a timing error made the spaceship fire the wrong thrusters at the wrong time.
Boeing's CST-100 Starliner rockets toward orbit for the first time on December 20, 2019.

Boeing’s launch of a new spaceship for NASA went awry, and the vehicle no longer has enough fuel to reach the International Space Station

The CST-100 Starliner spaceship rocketed orbit on Friday morning, but a clock issue caused the vehicle to fire its engines at the wrong time in space.
Astronauts stand before the Boeing CST-100 Starliner spacecraft during its rollout on Nov. 21, 2019.

NASA says Boeing’s new spaceship for astronauts is ready to launch on an historic maiden flight this Friday

Boeing is preparing to fly its new CST-100 Starliner spaceship, designed for NASA astronauts, into orbit for the first time on December 20.
SpaceX performs a parachute test for its Crew Dragon spaceship, which will ferry NASA astronauts to and from space.

‘It failed’: NASA says SpaceX and Boeing’s recent spaceship-parachute tests did not go well

NASA told Congress on Wednesday that a test of SpaceX's parachute system for Crew Dragon, a space capsule for astronauts, did not go well.
A view of SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule atop a Falcon 9 rocket in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The spacecraft is part of NASA's Commercial Crew Program to launch astronauts into orbit from US soil.

NASA says SpaceX may launch a new spaceship for the agency on Saturday — an ‘absolutely critical’ test to help show Elon Musk’...

SpaceX and Boeing built new spaceships to fly NASA astronauts. SpaceX's first test launch is on March 2 at 2:48 a.m. ET from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
An illustration of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX's Crew Dragon space capsules.

NASA is about to name the astronauts who will fly SpaceX and Boeing’s spaceships for the first time — here’s who they might be

NASA plans to announce a minimum of eight astronauts who will be the first ever to fly Boeing and SpaceX's brand-new spaceships, which are part of the agency's Commercial Crew program. Here's what we know about the candidates and which ones are most likely to make history in the new space race.