SpaceX Prepares for Crucial Crew Dragon Capsule Pad Abort Test
SpaceX Dragon V2 pad abort test flight vehicle. Credit: SpaceX
SpaceX is preparing for the first of two critical abort tests for the firm’s next generation human rated Dragon V2 as soon as March.
The purpose of the pair of abort tests is to demonstrate a crew escape capability to save the astronauts lives in case of a rocket failure starting from the launch pad and all the way to orbit.(…)
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