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Sun Jan 19, 2020, 10:07 AM

If Interested, Link to SpaceX Live Crew Dragon Launch Escape Demonstration




SpaceX is targeting Sunday, January 19 for an in-flight test of Crew Dragonís launch escape capabilities from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASAís Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This test, which does not have NASA astronauts onboard the spacecraft, is intended to demonstrate Crew Dragonís ability to reliably carry crew to safety in the unlikely event of an emergency on ascent.

The six-hour test window opens at 8:00 a.m. EST, or 13:00 UTC. A backup opportunity with the same six-hour launch window opening at 8:00 a.m. EST, or 13:00 UTC, is available on Monday, January 20.

Current weather data suggests our best opportunity for the launch escape test will be towards the end of the four-hour window, but we will continue to provide updates as new data becomes available.

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Reply If Interested, Link to SpaceX Live Crew Dragon Launch Escape Demonstration (Original post)
USALiberal Jan 19 OP
krispos42 Jan 19 #1
Lochloosa Jan 19 #2
krispos42 Jan 19 #3
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Jan 19 #4

Response to USALiberal (Original post)

Sun Jan 19, 2020, 10:09 AM

1. NASA TV is available on YouTube. goes live at 10:12 EST

They're going to launch an unmanned Crew Dragon, then test the "this was a bad idea, let's go back" button.

The fireball should be huge!

SpaceX calls it a "rapid scheduled disassembly"

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Response to USALiberal (Original post)

Sun Jan 19, 2020, 10:41 AM

2. Very cool. Looks like it worked as planned

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Response to Lochloosa (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 19, 2020, 10:42 AM

3. This means we're back in the manned spaceflight business!

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Response to USALiberal (Original post)

Sun Jan 19, 2020, 10:44 AM

4. Splashdown!

Everything worked nominally.

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