Boeing Starliner Leak: To Fix or Not to Fix, That is the Question

Boeing is under scrutiny for deciding not to address a leak on the Starliner before sending the first crew to the ISS.


  • The leak on the Starliner sparks debates on safety versus cost efficiency.
  • Experts reassure that the leak is manageable and won’t jeopardize the mission.
  • Critics question Boeing’s priorities and its risk management.

Expert Insights

DavidTheFat highlights that all valves have leaks, and it’s about managing them.

Cost Efficiency Concerns

Dangerbird2 emphasizes the minimal impact of the leak and the extensive redundancy in spacecraft systems.

Critics Voice Concern

Thesweeterpeter criticizes Boeing for prioritizing cost over safety, expressing skepticism towards the company’s motives.