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SpaceX executes ground-based test firing for Crew Dragon’s launch escape system


SpaceX executes ground-based test firing for Crew Dragon’s launch escape system SpaceX went the distance today with a static-fire test of its Crew Dragon space taxi’s launch escape system — the same type of test that ended in a costly explosion when it was conducted in April. A photo released after the firing shows the Crew Dragon’s SuperDraco thrusters blazing away on the test stand at SpaceX’s Florida facility. The full-duration firing brings the company one step closer to flying NASA astronauts to the International Space Station next year.   More



(Source: GeekWire - Nov 14)

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