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Dolphins, Spoonbills, and a Space Plane


The U.S. Air Force X-37B space plane launched atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket on 20 May 2015 at 11:05 a.m. from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. 38 more words

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[VIDEO] Launch of US Air Force's Mini Space Shuttle - X-37B on Atlas V Rocket

An American Atlas V rocket in the 501 configuration has successfully lifted off from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral carrying the US Air Force… 46 more words

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Crew Dragon Pad Abort Test


SpaceX conducted its Pad Abort Test even with storms passing just offshore. Crew Dragon used its SuperDraco rockets as a launch escape system to propel Dragon from a simulated rocket failure on the pad to safely parachute the spacecraft into the Atlantic Ocean just offshore. 8 more words

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SpaceX tests launch escape system for astronauts

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX chalked up another big test flight Wednesday, firing a capsule into the air to try out its new, super-streamlined launch escape system for astronauts. 526 more words

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SpaceX Capsule Soars With Dummy In 1st Test Of Crew Escape

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CAPE CANAVERAL (CBSMiami/AP) – In another big test flight on Wednesday, a capsule was fired into the air to try out its new, super-streamlined launch escape system for astronauts. 525 more words

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SpaceX Tests Launch Abort System

SpaceX has put its Dragon astronaut capsule through a practice abort.

The demonstration simulated what would happen to the crewship in the event of a rocket failure on the launch pad. 342 more words

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Dragon's Six Second Ride

I hope they never have to do that for real, but if they do I hope it goes at least as well.

Either way, that was way cool! 384 more words

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