When SpaceX Launched Its First Manned NASA Flight, The Engineers Didn’t Expect This Potential Danger

The launch of SpaceX’s Demo-2 test flight was a truly history-making event. It was the first time a commercially constructed and operated spacecraft had taken astronauts to the International Space Station. And engineers had grappled with every potential danger in planning the mission. Or so they thought. Even the brightest minds hadn’t envisaged one threat that came about as the mission unfolded. A potentially deadly threat, too.