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  • SuperDraco engines set to be tested during SpaceX in-flight abort

    Theresa CrossJanuary 19th, 2020

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- With the in-flight Crew Dragon abort test set to launch in less than an hour, let's take a look into the incredibly powerful and spacecraft specific SuperDraco engine.

  • SpaceX reveals cause of Crew Dragon explosion

    Jason RhianJuly 15th, 2019

    SpaceX held a test of the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft on April 20, 2019 which ended with an explosion at the NewSpace firm's Landing Zone 1 at Cape Canaveral in Florida. Today, SpaceX released what it believes to have caused the accident during a briefing earlier this afternoon.

  • SpaceX Crew Dragon suffers apparent explosion on test stand

    Derek RichardsonApril 20th, 2019

    A Crew Dragon test article suffered an anomaly, a setback that could prevent SpaceX from sending people to the space station before the end of the year.