On the tests of the ship Crew Dragon an explosion occurred


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On the tests of the ship Crew Dragon an explosion occurred

Because of the accident, the SpaceX launch schedule will change. In July, Crew Dragon was supposed to make the first flight with the crew on board.

During an engine test of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft at Cape Canaveral in the United States, an explosion occurred, Sky News reported on Monday, April 22.

"The first series of tests was successful, but the last test led to an explosion at the test site," the report says.

"NASA was notified of the results of a static test of fire and an explosion that occurred during the final test. We will work closely together to ensure the safety of the crew," – wrote in Twitter NASA Director Jim Brydenstein.

Reportedly, these tests were conducted in preparation for the more extensive test of Crew Dragon, scheduled for June. In the early summer, SpaceX planned to test the work of the ship’s emergency system. After that, in July, Crew Dragon was supposed to make the first flight with the crew on board.

Probably due to the accident, the SpaceX launch schedule will change in the future as the company investigates the incident.

On the eve of the reported emergency situation during the test, but the details were not specified.

Recall that in early March, Crew Dragon, developed by Ilona Mask to deliver astronauts to the ISS, first went into orbit and successfully docked to the station in automatic mode.

Now the crews are sending only Russian Soyuz rockets to the station and the success of the ship Mask threatens to turn into multi-million losses for the Russian space industry already suffering because of the sanctions.

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