Starship Flight On Hold Pending Demo-2

Demo-2 astronauts
NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley, left, and Robert Behnken, wearing SpaceX spacesuits, are set to become the first astronauts to fly into space on a U.S. spacecraft since 2011.
Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
CAPE CANAVERAL—Work on SpaceX’s prototype Starship spacecraft has eased up while the company focuses on launching its first people into orbit, CEO Elon Musk says. “I have redirected SpaceX’s priorities to be very focused on the crew launch, so that’s going to slow things down on the Starship front...
Irene Klotz

Irene Klotz is Senior Space Editor for Aviation Week, based in Cape Canaveral. Before joining Aviation Week in 2017, Irene spent 25 years as a wire service reporter covering human and robotic spaceflight, commercial space, astronomy, science and technology for Reuters and United Press International.

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