Boeing will perform fuller end-to-end tests following multiple problems with its astronaut capsule

Boeing plans to change how it does testing for its Starliner astronaut capsule following an investigation that found the company could have caught the issues it faced during a test flight of the spacecraft in December — if it had done more robust testing.

The news comes after an Orlando Sentinel report that members of NASA’s safety advisory panel were “surprised” to learn Boeing had not performed a full, end-to-end test of the entire mission integrated with United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V rocket prior to its troubled flight in December. During the mission, the company experienced numerous problems that, in one instance, could have caused two spacecraft to collide with each other. Read more here.