SpaceX mile-high escape test of crew capsule next week will feature 'Buster' the dummy

May 1, 2015 4:13 PM

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX is just days away from shooting up a crew capsule to test a launch escape system designed to save astronauts' lives.

Buster, the dummy, is already strapped in for Wednesday's nearly mile-high ride from Cape Canaveral, Florida. He'll be alone as the capsule is fired from a ground test stand and soars out over the Atlantic, then parachutes down.

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