American aerospace giant Boeing introduced their successor to the Apollo capsule — the Starliner — back in 2010. The first manned test flight of the Starliner was scheduled for 2017. But in early June, 2023 –thirteen years after its introduction — the first manned test flight has no been delayed…”indefinitely,” according to company officials. Was it a fault with some untested, bleeding-edge, all-digital flight control system? Actually, no: the ELECTRICAL TAPE they used turned out to be flammable, and replacing it will likely mean disassembly of the entire capsule. Another high tech issue: the PARACHUTES don’t seem to be working. What happened to this one-time giant?
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