Risky business: Top 5 failures of US commercial space program (PHOTO, VIDEO)

Risky business: Top 5 failures of US commercial space program (PHOTO, VIDEO)

NASA heavily relies on private companies for space-related travel, but recent accidents show that such firms cannot yet be fully trusted for the mission. The crashes hint at an increasing number of glitches that need to be fixed to ensure safety.

Here are the top five crashes involving the aircrafts or rockets of NASA’s private contractors.

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