SpaceX Achieves Pad Abort Milestone Approval

SpaceX Pad Abort Test vehicle parachutes down to the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station May 6.NASA has approved a $30 million milestone agency’s Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) agreement with the company following a recent and successful pad abort test of its Crew Dragon spacecraft.

Data gathered during the test is critical to understanding the safety and performance of the Crew Dragon spacecraft as the company continues on the path to certification for crew missions to the International Space Station, and helping return the ability to launch astronauts from the United States.

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