As for whether Boeing would be able to attempt another launch this year, she said, â€œMy gut is it would probably more likely be next year.â€.It also noted that Boeing would set a new launch date after its investigation was complete, saying â€œroot cause analysis and corrective action plan help us define the appropriate path back to the launchpad.â€.Last week, it also completed the first-ever all-civilian spaceflight to orbit, known as Inspiration4, where a crew of four spent three days in space.
Leading up to the launch, John Vollmer, a Boeing vice president, said this summer that he knew how high the stakes were this time.
â€œCautiously optimistic is a good way to describe how the team is feeling,â€ Vollmer said three days after engineers discovered the issue.Boeing and NASA had been exploring whether the humid Florida air, or a rainstorm just before the first launch date attempt may have mixed water with the propellantâ€™s oxidizer
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