- Press Release
- September 24, 2022
Pad Abort 1 Test Successful (With Video)
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.