Crew Access Arm Retracted; Launch Escape System Will be Armed

Close-up view of Crew Dragon and the Crew Access Arm.
A close-up view of the Crew Dragon and Crew Access Arm at Launch Complex 39A.

The crew access arm has retracted. A few minutes later Crew Dragon’s launch escape system will be armed. From liftoff until they reach orbit, roughly 12 minutes, the crew would be able to escape safely in the unlikely event of an anomaly.

Up next is propellant loading.