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SpaceX performed a successful demonstration of its Crew Dragon emergency escape system on Sunday, a significant achievement that makes it a big step closer to its first crewed mission.
Axar.az reports citing Digitaltrends that following a delay on Saturday due to poor weather conditions in the capsule recovery area in the Atlantic Ocean, a Falcon 9 rocket launched from Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 10.30 a.m E.T.
After about 87 seconds, the Crew Dragon, which for this test carried no astronauts, deployed its eight SuperDraco engines that fired it to a safe distance away from the rocket just as it is designed to do if there’s a serious anomaly during the rocket’s ascent on a future crewed mission.
2020.01.20 / 16:28