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Many of the elements of the propulsion system were overstressed.
....Both Boeing and NASA officials said it would be premature to discuss the matter further until the investigations are complete.
originally posted by: andy06shake
a reply to: jrod
"Many of the elements of the propulsion system were overstressed."
You would imagine they would have been able to calculate the tolerances required.
Supposed to over-engineer such important system components if anything not under engineer them.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: andy06shake
They did, but you can only over engineer so much. They weren't supposed to burn that much, but had to because of the lower orbit.