Falcon 9 Engine Problem last year

SpaceX Acknowledges Falcon 9 Engine Anomaly, SpaceX

"Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) Corp. acknowledged that its Falcon 9 rocket experienced an engine anomaly during its December launch of the company's reusable Dragon space capsule. "I'd call it an oxidizer-rich shutdown," former NASA astronaut Ken Bowersox, SpaceX's vice president of astronaut safety and mission assurance, told Space News in a Sept. 9 interview. "So because of that, when you get that mixture change happening, the temperatures can go up higher than you want inside the gas generator."

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