NASA announces delay of SpaceX Crew Dragon test launch

crew dragon delay

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon is one of the spacecraft that NASA will
eventually use to ferry astronauts into space, but it’s not quite
there yet. Unfortunately, an anticipated January test flight has
now been
pushed back for unspecified reasons
, and NASA now says that
Crew Dragon won’t life off until February at the earliest.

SpaceX has been working to fill NASA’s need for a crew-capable
ship that it can launch on its own terms without relying on
Russia’s Soyuz rockets, but the company has been hit with several
setbacks that pushed back its delivery timeline. It’s still unclear
at this point when Crew Dragon might actually be ready for use in a
NASA mission.

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NASA
announces delay of SpaceX Crew Dragon test launch
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NASA announces delay of SpaceX Crew Dragon test launch