Pad Abort 1 Launch Site Facilities
July 28, 2010
JSC2009-E-114998 (April 2009) --- The steel gantry poised on the Orion launch pad at White Sands Missile Range stands nearly 134 feet tall. It will support a thermal cover surrounding the launch-abort system before the Pad Abort 1 test, as well as structural support for future ascent abort tests.
Topics: Apollo program, Project Constellation, Human spaceflight, Politics, steel gantry, the Orion, Pad Abort 1, White Sands Missile Range, Boilerplate, Pad abort test, Launch pad, Manned spacecraft, Orion