Pad Abort 1 Ready to Launch
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Pad Abort 1: Ready to Launch

July 29, 2010
The launch abort system for the Pad Abort-1 (PA-1) flight is prepared on the launch pad 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 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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