NASA announces delay of SpaceX Crew Dragon test launch - BGR
Bgr.com - Sat 12 Jan 01:27 GMT

NASA announces delay of SpaceX Crew Dragon test launch - BGR

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon is one of the spacecraft that NASA will eventually use to ferry astronauts into space, but it’s not quite there yet. Unfortunately, an anticipated January test flig…

  SpaceX’s Crew Dragon is one of the spacecraft that NASA will eventually use to ferry astronauts into space, but it’s not quite there yet.

  Unfortunately, an anticipated January test flight has now been pushed back for unspecified reasons, and NASA now says that Crew Dragon won’t life off until February at the earliest.

  NASA’s statement on the delay doesn’t shed a lot of light on what caused this particular delay: NASA and SpaceX are continuing to work on the activities leading toward the Demo-1, uncrewed flight test to the International Space Station.

  NASA and SpaceX will confirm a new target date after coordination with the Eastern Range and the International Space Station Program.

  The Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket have been occupying a launch pad at Kennedy Space Center for several days now while SpaceX prepares it for its upcoming test.