SpaceX demonstrates Astronaut Escape System

May 7, 2015 5:05 PM

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SpaceX demonstrates Astronaut Escape System

On Wednesday, SpaceX performed the first test flight of its next-generation Crew Dragon spacecraft successfully. SpaceX demonstrated a new abort system deemed critical in preparing the spacecraft for its first human missions in 2017.

The successful test has proved Crew Dragon’s ability to carry astronauts to safety in the case of occurrence of any life-threatening situation on the launch pad.

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