Watch a SpaceX rocket break apart in a test that clears the way to crewed missions

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Watch a SpaceX rocket break apart in a test that clears the way to crewed missions

On Jan. 19, SpaceX performed its final test before putting astronauts in its Crew Dragon capsule by intentionally aborting a Falcon 9 rocket launch shortly after liftoff. 

A video of the In-Flight Abort Test, which was recorded live in conjunction with NASA at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, is below:

LIVE NOW: @SpaceX’s In-Flight Abort Test – the final major test before @Commercial_Crew astronauts fly aboard the #CrewDragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket – is targeted to lift off at 10:30am ET. Watch: https://t.co/vjbZFBIMHD

— NASA (@NASA) January 19, 2020

The video shows a successful Falcon 9 launch as it's aborted 84 seconds after launch, after which the flight computers triggered a sequence that detached the Dragon Crew capsule (where the astronauts and cargo would sit) from the rocket.  Read more...

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