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SpaceX's Crew Dragon crash could delay the first crew flight to the space station



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To Denise Chow

Less than two weeks after SpaceX successfully launched its massive Falcon Heavy missile On its first commercial flight, the company suffered a setback when its crew Dragon Capsule was hit during the tests of an "anomaly" that could shift the capsule's first crew flight to the International Space Station.

No injuries were reported in the incident that took place during an unchecked engine test at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Photos taken by eyewitnesses showed clouds of smoke coming from the construction site.

"SpaceX today conducted a series of engine tests with a crew-kite test vehicle at our test facility in Landing Zone 1

at Cape Canaveral, Florida," said Saturday in a statement to Florida Today, a newspaper in Central Florida. "The first tests were successfully completed, but the final test led to an anomaly on the test bench."


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