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Historic Starliner crewed launch attempt delayed again due to helium leak in Boeing spacecraft

CNN World

By Madeline Holcombe, CNN
3 minute read
Updated 4:34 PM EDT, Tue May 14, 2024


The world will have to wait at least another week before the highly anticipated first crewed mission of Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft.

The launch was expected on May 17 after a previous delay, but teams found a small helium leak in the service module of the spacecraft, according to a release from Boeing. Starliner teams traced the leak to a flange on a single reaction control system thruster, where helium is used to allow the thrusters to fire.

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