Pad Abort 3 Crew Module
July 28, 2010
The Orion crew module that will be used for the Orion Launch Abort System Pad Abort-1 flight test is photographed prior to loading onto a Mississippi Air National Guard C-17 at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center Aug. 18, 2009 for airlift to the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The first of five planned launch abort flight tests in NASA's Constellation program, Pad Abort 1 is scheduled for early 2010 from the new launch pad at White Sands.
Topics: Pad Abort 1, Project Constellation, Human spaceflight, White Sands Missile Range, Boilerplate, Pad abort test, Constellation program, Orion