SpaceX Crew Dragon In Flight Abort Test- SpaceX will destroy one of its rockets for safety

SpaceX Crew Dragon In Flight Abort Test- SpaceX will destroy one of its rockets for safety

Plan for success. Prepare for failure. SpaceX is gearing up for a major Crew Dragon test flight this week to prove that a critical safety system will be able to save astronaut lives in the event of a launch emergency. If it goes well — will mark the final major milestone before the company launches astronauts into space.
Another SpaceX Falcon 9 rockets also on track to launch another Starlink satellite a little over two days from the Spacex Crew Dragon’s second flight test.
The first mission of Spacex Dragon’s In-Flight Abort test is scheduled to lift off from Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39A no earlier than 8 am EST, January 18th and will almost certainly produce some spectacular fireworks.
"Critical test launch before flying astronauts is green for Jan. 18," SpaceX CEO Elon Musk wrote on Twitter Saturday (Jan. 11)
A few miles to the north, SpaceX is preparing an entirely different Falcon 9 rocket for the third launch of 60 upgraded Starlink v1.0 satellites in barely two months, scheduled to lift off no earlier than 12:20 pm EST, January 20th from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 40 . While the duo of launches will break no records for SpaceX, they will certainly set the tone the company is aiming to keep throughout the rest of 2020.
In this video Engineering Today will discuss SpaceX this back-to-back weekend launches, where Spacex is set for Crew Dragon abort test and 60 more Starlink satellites.
Let’s get into details.

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