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@guac · a year ago

SpaceX found unexpected 'erosion' on its spaceship's heat shield after its first NASA astronaut mission, so it revamped the system https://www.businessinsider.com/spacex-nasa-crew-dragon-heat-shield-erosion-2020-9

from headline at https://www.businessinsider.com/spacex-nasa-crew-dragon-heat-shield-erosion-2020-9.

businessinsider.com

published 9/29/2020

author

Morgan Mcfall-Johnsen

summary

SpaceX is about to launch four astronauts for NASA, but it had to fix a weak spot in the heat shield that protects them when they return to Earth.