Gallery: SpaceX’s Dragon clears safety check paving way for crewed missions
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Images from the Jan. 19 test of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft which successfully demonstrated the vehicle’s ability to pull astronauts away from the rocket in the event of an accident on its way to orbit.
SpaceX carried out an in-flight test of its Crew Dragon’s launch escape capabilities from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. While the test didn’t have a crew onboard as it was flown to demonstrate Crew Dragon’s ability to carry crew to safety in the event of an emergency on their was to orbit.
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Is there a Boeing bias at NASA? Seen to be. The NASA administrator should have been overjoyed at the successful launch and performance of the in flight abort test. NASA was praising Boeing for the failed test flight as well as padding Boeing’s bank account. NASA should Jolie at the accomplishments and reward the ones getting the job done right.
I will be at the cape for Demo 2, can’t wait!