The Space X suffered a problem in one of its Crew Dragon capssules while conducting engine tests at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Saturday. The first tests were successful but the second tests experienced an anomaly, it was contained with no injuries. Its administrator Jim Bridenstine said in a tweet that NASA had been notified of the incident.
“This is why we test. We will learn, make the necessary adjustments and safely move forward with our Commercial Crew Program,” he said. In March, the privately owned SpaceX successfully completed its mission of sending a rocket and an unmanned capsule to the International Space Station and returned it safely to Earth. NASA expects to resume human space flight from US soil in the future.
Recently SpaceX landed its three Falcon Heavy boosters without a flaw. It is important to note that the SpaceX rocket boosters are the most powerful being used in the industry now. This most powerful operational rocket – the most powerful in the world – had its first successful fight in February 2018. Recently it was hired by the Saudis to place a TV and radio satellite into space called Arabsat which is currently in orbit around Earth thanks to SpaceX.
CEO Elon Musk is making rockets work more like airplanes as they land and are reused for the next mission, thus saving millions in equipment costs and valuable time for the next mission.