SpaceX Engines Reportedly Test Fired Successfully Before Mishap

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Published on April 26, 2019 - Duration: 00:47s

SpaceX Engines Reportedly Test Fired Successfully Before Mishap

According to a report by Reuters, on Saturday, a NASA safety panel said that Saturday's accident on a SpaceX astronaut capsule happened after eight engines were test fired, but offered little detail on what exactly caused the mishap or the extent of the damage.

NASA's Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel told reporters that SpaceX continues to investigate the cause of the 'anomaly' during a test of engines designed to safely propel the crew into orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

Reuters reports that the company is planning to launch Crew Dragonโ€™s first mission to space carrying humans as soon as July, however the accident could delay that.


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