SpaceX still doesn’t know why its spacecraft exploded last month

Investigators are still trying to pin down exactly why a SpaceX vehicle exploded during testing on April 20th. A SpaceX official confirmed today that the explosion destroyed the test version of the company’s passenger vehicle known as Crew Dragon.
“There was an anomaly and the vehicle was destroyed.”
The company launched an investigation into the incident soon after it happened, and it’s still combing through evidence from the accident. The safety and performance of the Crew Dragon are of particular concern for NASA as well as SpaceX. NASA commissioned SpaceX to build the vehicle as part of its Commercial Crew program, which aims to reduce the space agency’s reliance on the Russian Soyuz rocket. Currently, the Soyuz is the only vehicle…

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