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SpaceX Crew Dragon Splashes Down After In-Flight Abort Test

19 Jan 2020, 15:51 UTC
SpaceX Crew Dragon Splashes Down After In-Flight Abort Test

The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft splashed down offshore in the Atlantic Ocean at 10:39 a.m. EST after a launch on the company’s Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Teams of personnel from SpaceX and the U.S. Air Force 45th Operations Groups Detachment-3 out of Patrick Air Force Base will recover the spacecraft for return to SpaceX facilities in Florida, and a dedicated team will begin the recovery effort of the Falcon 9, which broke apart as planned.
Next up on NASA television and the agency’s website:

11:30 a.m. (no earlier than)  – Post-test news conference at Kennedy, with the following representatives:

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine
Elon Musk, chief engineering, SpaceX
Kathy Lueders, manager, NASA Commercial Crew Program
Victor Glover, astronaut, NASA Commercial Crew Program
Mike Hopkins, astronaut, NASA Commercial Crew Program

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