HOUSTON — SpaceX is sorting through a first-stage Falcon 9 engine anomaly that occurred when the two-stage booster lifted off for the International Space Station on Oct. 7 under a $1.6 billion NASA Commercial Resupply Services contract that signals the restoration of U.S. cargo delivery and return capabilities lost with the space shuttle’s 2011 retirement. Engine No. 1 experienced a sudden pressure loss without an explosion that led to a shutdown command about 79 sec. into the nearly ...
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