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Leak Discovered in Problem-Plagued Boeing Spacecraft Before Astronaut Launch

• Futurism

Deja Vu

Boeing really can't catch a break with its Starliner space capsule.

Following years of delaysmajor budget overruns, and considerable technical issues, the spacecraft's first crewed test mission still hasn't launched.

Last week, officials noticed a strange "buzzing" noise while the two NASA astronauts were already on board, which later turned out to be an issue with a valve on United Launch Alliance's Atlas V rocket.

And now, the launch had to be delayed yet again after teams found a small helium leak in the spacecraft's service module, CNN reports — which means its latest expected launch date of May 17 will be pushed back yet again.