SpaceX now knows why its astronaut capsule exploded — and more delays are likely

After nearly three months of investigation into what SpaceX at first only called an “anomaly,” the company on Monday announced the likely culprit of an explosion that blew apart its Crew Dragon astronaut capsule during a test on the Space Coast in April.

A leaking component in the vehicle’s propulsion system began the chain of events that ended in destruction, said Hans Koenigsmann, SpaceX’s vice president of build and flight reliability, during a press conference call Monday afternoon. Read more here.