Pad Abort 7 Vehicle Stacking
July 28, 2010
The boilerplate crew module for the Pad Abort-1 (PA-1) flight test is positioned on the launch pad in preparation for the test at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The uncrewed, integrated flight test will evaluate the ability of a launch abort system to pull the module and an astronaut crew to safety in the event of an emergency on a launch pad.
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