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SpaceX traces engine problem to blocked valve ahead of November crew launch

25 days ago   |   By Spaceflight Now

NASA astronaut Shannon Walker, pilot Victor Glover, commander Mike Hopkins, and Japanese mission specialist Soichi Noguchi are preparing to fly on SpaceX's Crew-1 mission to the International Space Station. Credit: SpaceX
SpaceX is replacing two engines on the Falcon 9 booster set to launch four astronauts next month on the company's first operational Crew Dragon flight to the International Space Station, following an investigation that revealed a subcontractor failed to adequately clean out narrow vent ports on multiple engines across the company's fleet, officials said Wednesday.
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