SpaceX capsule built to carry humans destroyed during test fire

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(WFLA/CNN Newsource) – A SpaceX spacecraft designed to carry people was destroyed by a fire during a recent test.

SpaceX confirmed the news Thursday after more than a week of speculation.

The crew Dragon had successful un-crewed demo flight in March, in which it docked at the International Space Station and returned home safely.

The company planned to send astronauts on the crew Dragon capsule to the ISS later this year, but something went wrong during a series of engine tests on April 20.

At the time, SpaceX would only confirm that an “anomaly” had occurred. 
 

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