SpaceX fueling proposal sparks concern for NASA advisory panel

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November 3, 2016
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"An eight-person group called the International Space Station Advisory Committee is reportedly apprehensive about a SpaceX proposal to fuel rockets while astronauts are present. SpaceX and Boeing have contracts with NASA to eventually fly astronauts up to the International Space Station, but SpaceX was rocked by a powerful explosion that destroyed one of its unmanned rockets on the launchpad while it was being fueled on Sept. 1. 'This is a hazardous operation,' the committee's chairman and a former astronaut, Thomas Stafford, said on Monday in a conference call, according to Reuters; Stafford also pointed out that 'nobody is ever near the pad when they fuel a booster.'" (11/02/16)  

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