SpaceX crew Dragon launch abort test delayed another week


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NASA and SpaceX have delayed the launch abort test flight of the company’s crew Dragon capsule one week, to January 18, in order to allow “additional time for spacecraft processing.”

SpaceX has made it clear for the past month that their hardware is ready to go and that they could have launched by the end of December. That makes me suspect that the processing delay relates to NASA’s bureaucracy and paperwork requirements.

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  • Steve C

    Nasa is desperate to delay SpaceX. The Powers that Be really don’t want SpaceX to beat Boeing. Expect an announcement soon that Boeing will not have to redo their un-manned test despite not passing the main elements of the test and fulfilling their contract.

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