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Crew Dragon In Flight Abort Test

maximum aerodynamic pressure. The test objective is to demonstrate the ability to safely move away from the ascending rocket under the most challenging atmospheric conditions of the flight trajectory, imposing the worst structural stress of a real flight on the rocket and spacecraft. The capsule will then splash down in the ocean with traditional parachutes, possibly with assistance of its integrated thrusters to smooth the final moments of the descent.

Lift Off

Lift Off

Falcon 9 Full Thrust -- Unknown Core
From
Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, FL
At
Deployment

Deployment

Crew Dragon In Flight Abort Test -- Unknown Mass
To
SO
For
NASA
Landing

Landing

Undetermined Landing Location