SpaceX Suffers Serious Setback with Crew Capsule Accident
|04/22/2019||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
SpaceX has suffered a serious setback in its effort to launch NASA astronauts into orbit this year, with the fiery loss of its first crew capsule during testing.
Over the weekend, the company’s recently flown Dragon crew capsule was engulfed in smoke and flames on an engine test stand at Cape Canaveral. SpaceX was testing the Dragon’s abort thrusters when Saturday’s accident occurred.
The company said the test area was clear and no one was injured.
This capsule flew to the International Space Station last month on a crewless trial run, and it was supposed to be reused in a launch abort test read more >>>