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Pad Abort 1 Test Successful (With Video)

By SpaceRef Editor
May 6, 2010
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Pad Abort 1 Test Successful (With Video)
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NASA successfully tested the pad abort system for the Launch Abort System developed for the Orion crew exploration vehicle at 9 a.m. EDT.

The 97-second flight test is called the Pad Abort 1 test, or PA1.

It is the first fully integrated test of the Launch Abort System developed for Orion. The test took place at the U.S. Army’s White Sands Missile Range near Las Cruces, N.M.

SpaceRef staff editor.