SpaceX plans to strengthen its preflight test process to prevent a recurrence of the June 28 failure that claimed a load of food, clothing and hardware bound for the International Space Station (ISS), and modify software so its Dragon capsule can try to “save itself” in a future mishap. Elon Musk, the company’s founder, CEO and “chief designer,” says an out-of-spec upper-stage strut is the prime suspect in the mishap. He told reporters July 20 the upper stage ...

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