SpaceX Plans 17 More Flights Before Launching Humans

By Frank Morring, Jr. morring@aviationweek.com

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) says it will launch its Falcon 9 rocket at least 17 more times before it is ready to fly humans, with nine of those flights carrying the Dragon capsule it is developing for cargo missions to the International Space Station.

SpaceX says it needs to make only three modifications to the Dragon capsule it flew to orbit and recovered last month ...

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