SpaceX successfully completes Crew Dragon launch escape test

SpaceX successfully completes Crew Dragon launch escape test

The recovery process is expected to complete two hours after this writing. As such, it could be a while before SpaceX learns whether or not the capsule landed properly, and whether the two humanoid test objects inside remained intact.

This was the last big test before SpaceX could put humans aboard Crew Dragon and fly them to the International Space Station. There's still no specific date for that event besides early 2020, but the company can clearly breathe a sigh of relief knowing that the capsule's earlier testing troubles weren't symptomatic of larger issues.

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