FAST FIVE: SpaceX Capsules May Be Contaminating International Space Station
Capsules from Musk's SpaceX, containing spare food and parts that are being delivered to the International Space Station on the company's Falcon 9 rockets, may be doing far more harm than good, according to a new report from Wired.
Everyone thinks about this.” Everyone except for SpaceX, apparently.
However, it is true that sometimes even preplanning for outgassing doesn't always work.
For instance, parts of the Hubble telescope had seen their ultraviolet light detection become degraded after outgassing.
International Space Station Before a 13th Dragon capsule docked, scientists also reconfigured the tests to rule out whether or not the outgassing could be coming from materials on the outside of the capsule, instead of inside.