NASA Administrator Statement On The Loss Of SpaceX CRS-7

April 17, 2018 – 04:08 pm
/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - The following is a statement from NASA Administrator
Charles Bolden on the loss Sunday of the SpaceX Commercial Resupply Services 7 (CRS-7) mission.
"We are disappointed in the loss of the latest SpaceX cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. However, the astronauts are safe aboard the station and have sufficient supplies for the next several months. We will work closely with SpaceX to understand what happened, fix the problem and return to flight. The commercial cargo program was designed to accommodate loss of cargo vehicles. We will continue operation of the station in a safe and effective way as we continue to use it as our test bed for preparing for longer duration missions farther into the solar system.
"A Progress vehicle is ready to launch
July 3, followed in August by a Japanese HTV flight. Orbital ATK, our other commercial cargo partner, is moving ahead with plans for its next launch later this year.
"SpaceX has demonstrated extraordinary capabilities in its first six cargo resupply missions to the station, and we know they can replicate that success. We will work with and support SpaceX to assess what happened, understand the specifics of the failure and correct it to move forward. This is a reminder that spaceflight is an incredible challenge, but we learn from each success and each setback. Today's launch attempt will not deter us from our ambitious human spaceflight program."
Logo -
To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:


You might also like:

SpaceX - CRS-7 Launch explosion
SpaceX - CRS-7 Launch explosion
NASA Administrator Statement on the Loss of SpaceX CRS-7
NASA Administrator Statement on the Loss of SpaceX CRS-7
Elon Musk: 10 Lessons In Business, Innovation And Entrepreneurship From The Self-Made Billionaire And Visionary (Tesla, SpaceX, And The Quest For A Fantastic Future)
eBooks ()

Related posts:

  1. SpaceX CBS News
  2. SpaceX crs-3 News
  3. SpaceX crs-7 Cost
  • avatar Can SpaceX make China worry big time when it launches its first ever resupply mission to the ISS tomorrow? | Yahoo Answers
    • hell no...dr I gots a feeling the Space X is not going to make it...