Watch SpaceX’s Dragon capsule carry out its launch abort check
When you have been nonetheless hitting snooze when SpaceX launched its Dragon capsule this morning, fret not: you possibly can relive the motion now. Elon Musk & Co. efficiently launched the unmanned spacecraft at Cape Canaveral, Florida round 9AM ET and it splashed down within the Atlantic in underneath two minutes. The primary objective for as we speak’s flight was to get a really feel for a way the car would reply if it (and the crew) wanted to separate from the eight SuperDraco engines in a rush. Measuring trajectory and observing what the influence of an abort can be on the crew are two of the gadgets at present’s launch aimed to unravel. A video of the flight resides after the break (skip to the sixteen-minute mark) alongside a graphic that outlines the varied levels within the check. Truthful warning: you will need to flip the quantity down at launch.