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SpaceX reveals chain of events that caused the unplanned disassembly of Crew Dragon capsule

Peter Mount

Going by this description of what happened the 3d printed components of the Super Draco actually survived - it was a lump of fuel that hit a non-return valve that then blew the poor thin to bits that caused a fire (burning the Titanium piping at that point)

The thing is, this is why they test spacecraft & they used the already flown hardware because they wanted to know how it would cope when it's reused,

It's good this happened as they know what went wrong & they have a fix - better than having a "bag of mostly water" (STTNG reference there) on board when it failed.

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