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SpaceX In-Flight Abort Test On Saturday

16 Jan 2020, 21:08 UTC
SpaceX In-Flight Abort Test On Saturday
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SpaceX, NASA Gear up for In-Flight Abort Demonstration

"NASA and SpaceX are preparing to launch the final, major test before astronauts fly aboard the Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station as part of the agency's Commercial Crew Program. The test, known as in-flight abort, will demonstrate the spacecraft's escape capabilities -- showing that the crew system can protect astronauts even in the unlikely event of an emergency during launch. The uncrewed flight test is targeted for 8 a.m. EST Saturday, Jan. 18, at the start of a four-hour test window, from Launch Complex 39A in Florida."

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