SpaceX blew up a Dragon spacecraft over the weekend

Tim Fernholz
SpaceX blew up a Dragon spacecraft over the weekend

A SpaceX vehicle designed to carry astronauts to the International Space Station was destroyed during an engine test on April 20 at Cape Canaveral. Detecting anomalies like this is precisely how engineers ensure the safety of the spacecraft and its future passengers. The space agency was still assessing the results of the test on April 22 and declined to comment immediately.