Boeing and NASA failed to catch multiple software errors, putting its astronaut capsule at risk of collision during test flight

Two coding errors that went undetected by the teams at Boeing could have led to the collision of two spacecraft during a test of Boeing’s astronaut capsule in December, officials said Friday.

The software issues were representative of multiple failures at various levels in Boeing and NASA’s testing and verification processes. And they didn’t come to light until the capsule, called the CST-100 Starliner, launched on Dec. 20 from the Space Coast on a test mission to the International Space Station with no astronauts aboard. Read more here.