SpaceX demo flight a month away, will be “especially dangerous,” Musk says

SpaceX

SpaceX is about a month away from launching its first commercial
crew mission, the company’s founder, Elon Musk, tweeted
this weekend. This will be a demonstration flight, without humans
on board.

Officially, NASA had been holding to a
Jan. 17 launch date
, but that has become untenable due to
ongoing work to resolve technical issues, two sources said, as well
as the partial government shutdown. More than 90 percent of the
space agency’s employees are presently furloughed during the
shutdown, which is affecting the agency’s ability to make final
approvals for the launch. Some key government officials are
continuing to work on the program, without pay.

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SpaceX demo flight a month away, will be “especially dangerous,” Musk says