Pad Abort 1 Vehicle Assembly and Testing
July 28, 2010
JSC2010-E-037526 (1 Mar. 2010) --- Technicians work on the Pad Abort-1 (PA-1) flight test vehicle at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The integrated flight test will evaluate the ability of the launch abort system to pull an astronaut crew to safety in the event of an emergency on a launch pad.
Topics: Disaster Accident, Pad Abort 1, Project Constellation, Human spaceflight, Pad abort test, Orion