"Ensuring that our systems meet rigorous safety standards and detecting [issues] like this prior to flight are the main reasons why we test," SpaceX said in a statement.
Crew Dragon is already overdue , and more delays could make things tricky for NASA. The United States has not had the technology to fly people to orbit since the space shuttle program ended in 201
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Crew Dragon was scheduled to conduct a key test of its emergency abort system in June. And his first crew mission, which will carry astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, was slated for July, though NASA recently said that timeline was under review.
Boeing is aiming to launch Starliner's uncrewed test flight sometime in August, potentially putting the