Boeing faces 61 safety fixes following last year’s botched test flight of its Starliner crew capsule, NASA said Friday.
NASA has also designated December’s aborted space station mission as a serious “high-visibility close call” that could have destroyed the capsule — twice.
In releasing the outcome of a joint investigation, NASA said it still has not decided whether to require Boeing to launch the Starliner again without a crew or go straight to putting astronauts on board.
Douglas Loverro, NASA’s human exploration and operation chief, told reporters that Boeing must first present a plan and schedule for the 61 corrective actions. Boeing expects to have a plan in NASA’s hands by the end of this month.