Acolyte of the Probe
- Apr 11, 2011
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Aaaand Boeing's curse with software continues...
Is Boeing doing Agile software development or something - shipping minimally functioning software and letting the customer beta test it in the field? That's no bueno in human spaceflight. NASA needs to lift the lid and check them over.
NASA has basically admitted that they don't trust Boeing to be honest and transparent about any issues with Starliner, especially software.
Actually, looking at this and also the 737 issues, it looks like Boeing has cut both the "testing" and the "reliability" corners of their systems, in order to meet temporal or financial deadlines, or both.It's like the pre-challenger and pre-columbia days of NASA, the normalisation of deviance.
Actually, looking at this and also the 737 issues, it looks like Boeing has cut both the "testing" and the "reliability" corners of their systems, in order to meet temporal or financial deadlines, or both.
This is precisely the problem. And short of a wholesale replacement of the company's entire management structure and taking the company off the stock market... it's going to continue to remain a major problem.
They fired the CEO sometime after the flight... and gave him $62M... :facepalm:
Boeing Dropped The Ball Again - And NASA Let Them
Critically, the panel learned early this month that Boeing did not perform a full, end-to-end integrated test of Starliner in a Systems Integration Lab with ULA's Atlas V rocket.
(the original article is geo-blocked for Europe)
Boeing should have been receiving similar scrutiny anyways, regardless of "legacy"... and especially after the MAX crashes.
Do you think Boeing would take some advice from SpaceX ? :rofl: