SpaceX, NASA Discuss Upcoming Pad Abort Test

17126936387_cc5278c026_oHans Koenigsmann, SpaceX vice president of Mission Assurance, left, and Jon Cowart, partner manager for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, speak during a pretest news conference May 1 at Kennedy Space Center prior to the SpaceX pad abort test of the Crew Dragon spacecraft. SpaceX will perform the test under its Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) agreement with NASA, and will use the data gathered during the development flight as it continues on the path to certification.
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