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Video appears to show SpaceX's new spaceship for NASA exploding during a safety test

Video appears to show SpaceX's new spaceship for NASA exploding during a safety test
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On Saturday, SpaceX tested the emergency escape rocket system for its new human-capable Crew Dragon spacecraft, but an "anomaly" occurred during the test.




On Sunday, an unverified video on Twitter claimed to show the space capsule exploding during the test.




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A test of the emergency escape system for SpaceX's new spacecraft designed to carry NASA astronauts into orbit went awry on Saturday, and an unverified video making the rounds on Twitter claims to show just how bad the anomaly was.
On Saturday afternoon, SpaceX attempted a static-fire test of the emergency abort system on its new Crew Dragon space capsule, which is intended for use by NASA's Commercial Crew program to ferry astronauts to and from the International Space Station.
Saturday's test, however, did not go as planned. According to a statement from SpaceX:
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