On an iffy weather morning in Florida, SpaceX and NASA performed an inflight abort test of the crew Dragon that will transport astronauts to the International Space Station.

It looked like part of the rocket survived and that the part that did explode survived quite a while first and may have needed to be destroyed by the range safety officer.

This was a great test and sets the stage for the U.S. launching its own people to the ISS again. From the looks of things, it will be SpaceX that flies that first crewed flight, since Boeing’s un-crewed test flight mucked up and never reached the station.

You can watch the test on YouTube in the window below…

This article is just quick click bait. I’ll follow up with more details once the results of this test are analyzed and announced by NASA.


~ by Bill Housley on January 19, 2020.

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