Pad Abort 1 Launch Site Facilities
July 28, 2010
JSC2010-E-040280 (2 Mar. 2010) --- The almost fully-assembled launch abort system and boilerplate crew module for the Pad Abort-1 (PA-1) flight test are visible in the final integration and test facility during preparations for the test 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.
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