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SpaceX to test life-saving crew capsule for NASA

SpaceX to test life-saving crew capsule for NASA
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The Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX), a California-based space transportation firm, is set for first-ever -'pad abort-' test that...

Washington: The Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX), a California-based space transportation firm, is set for first-ever "pad abort" test that will help NASA save lives in case of an emergency in a human spaceflight. The test of "Crew Dragon" spacecraft, scheduled for May 6, will help NASA abort from a launch or pad emergency and safely carry crew members out of harm's way, the US space agency said in a statement. The test will simulate an emergency abort from a test stand on Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) in Florida.

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