Crew Dragon Spacecraft Arrives Back in Cape Canaveral After Sunday’s Launch

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ABOVE VIDEO: NASA and SpaceX completed a launch escape demonstration of the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket Sunday.

BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – The Crew Dragon spacecraft that completed the in-flight abort test has arrived back at Cape Canaveral on Monday.

After splashdown, teams from SpaceX and the 45th Operations Group’s Detachment-3 rehearsed crew recovery ops before bringing the spacecraft back to port.

The rocket lifted on Sunday, January 19, for an in-flight test of Crew Dragon’s launch escape capabilities from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The test, did not have NASA astronauts onboard the spacecraft, but was intended to demonstrate Crew Dragon’s ability to reliably carry crew to safety in the unlikely event of an emergency on ascent.

The Crew Dragon spacecraft that completed the in-flight abort test has arrived back at Cape Canaveral.

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