Video: SpaceX conducts propulsive hover test of Dragon 2 spacecraft
On November 24, 2015, SpaceX’s Dragon 2, powered by eight SuperDraco engines, carried out a propulsive hover test at the company’s rocket development facility located in McGregor, Texas. The firm recently released a 46-second video of the test and it marks one of the milestones the spacecraft has completed on the way to a planned in-flight abort test slated to occur later this year.
Video courtesy of SpaceX
Jason Rhian spent several years honing his skills with internships at NASA, the National Space Society and other organizations. He has provided content for outlets such as: Aviation Week & Space Technology, Space.com, The Mars Society and Universe Today.