SpaceX and NASA just blew up a Falcon 9 rocket on purpose, and it has something to do with Apollo 1


  • SpaceX and NASA on Sunday purposefully blew up a Falcon 9 rocket.
  • The “in-flight abort” test was meant to assess the Crew Dragon escape system.
  • The Crew Dragon is the spacecraft designed to take human passengers to space. 
  • The planned explosion can be tied to the Apollo 1 accident in which three astronauts died during a preflight test.
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