SpaceX, NASA Form Investigation Board on Falcon 9 Engine Failure

Debris from the rupture of a Falcon 9 engine panel during the Oct. 7 launch.

Update / SpaceX CRS-1 Mission: October 12

NASA and SpaceX announce that they have jointly formed a CRS-1 Post-Flight Investigation Board. This board will methodically analyze all data in an effort to understand what occurred to engine 1 during liftoff of the CRS-1 mission on Sunday, October 7. While Falcon 9 was designed for engine out capability and the Dragon spacecraft has successfully arrived at the space station, SpaceX is committed to a comprehensive examination and analysis of all launch data, with the goal of understanding what happened and how to correct it prior to future flights. Additional information will be provided as it is available.