NASA Pushes Launch of Crew-1 Mission to November Written 13 October 2020


NASA astronauts Robert Behnken, left, and Douglas Hurley take part in a critical crew flight hardware test ahead of Crew Dragon’s second demonstration mission to the ISS. | Credit: SpaceX; NASA

CBS News reported that NASA said Saturday that the launch of the SpaceX Crew Dragon, scheduled to lift off October 31, has been pushed to “early to mid November.” NASA cited “time needed to resolve a Falcon 9 engine problem that triggered a last-second launch abort last week” as the reason for the delay. The “nine first-stage engines in the Falcon 9 that will launch the Crew Dragon are presumably healthy, but engineers want to make sure they fully understand what caused the Oct. 2 launch abort with a different rocket before pressing ahead with a piloted mission.”
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