SpaceX Crew Dragon IFA Delayed Until No Earlier Than January 18 Written 8 January 2020


A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on the launch pad at Space Launch Complex at Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. | NASA

SPACE reports that NASA announced Monday that SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule’s “crucial in-flight abort test, or IFA, which had been targeted for Jan. 11, will now take place no earlier than Jan. 18.” NASA “officials wrote in an update” that the “new date allows additional time for spacecraft processing.” The IFA “is the last big milestone SpaceX needs to achieve before Crew Dragon can fly astronauts.”
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