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Taxi for NASA! SpaceX to fly astronauts to space station

Alan Brown Silver badge

Re: Boo, hiss

It's an even better safety record than that.

New launchers tend to have teething problems (Eg Ariane5 and Delta) that SpaceX has ensured they didn't have. What sank them was assuming that a simple metal strut designed to a standard which had quite a margin of error in its strength that it was assumed it didn't need testing after the first samples passed muster could be so spectacularly defective - and not just one, but an entire bad batch of the things.

Something tells me that one supplier won't be on Elon's christmas card list this year.

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