CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – SpaceX successfully launched a rocket Sunday with its Crew Dragon spacecraft attached to perform an abort system test. The test was originally scheduled for Saturday but was postponed due to inclement weather.
The in-flight abort test is the final step SpaceX must take to certify its spacecraft to fly NASA astronauts, possibly later this year.
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Crew Dragon just splashed down in the Atlantic. Recovery is expected to take a few hours.
— Emilee Speck (@EMSpeck) January 19, 2020
Congratulations to the @NASA and @SpaceX team for a successful In-Flight Abort Test! This critical test puts us on the cusp of once again launching American astronauts on American rockets from American soil. Spacecraft recovery operations are underway. pic.twitter.com/5ZzEVesAJW
— Jim Bridenstine (@JimBridenstine) January 19, 2020
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