Successful Orion Abort Test Brings NASA Closer to Moon Mission

Bill Jelen

July 2, 2019

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At 7AM local time on July 2, 2019, NASA conducted a test of the Orion Launch Abort System. After 50 seconds of powered flight, NASA initiated the abort sequence and the Launch Abort System successfully pulled the Orion crew module away from the rocket.

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What Cocoa Beach Viewers Will See During Tomorrow's Orion Ascent Abort Test Tomorrow

Anyone on Cocoa Beach tomorrow at 7AM will witness a fascinating show during the unmanned Orion Ascent Abort Test 2. The two-hour launch window begins at 7 AM on Tuesday July 2, 2019 with a back-up launch day of July 3, 2019.

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Single frame long exposure of the launch (and landing) of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy STP-2 mission.  Photo credit: Michael Seeley / We Report Space

SpaceX Launches STP-2 atop a Falcon Heavy

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy delivers a plethora of payloads to orbit during its first Department of Defense mission.

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Falcon 9 and Starlink on the launchpad.  Photo credit: Mary Ellen Jelen / We Report Space

Elon Musk talks Starlink

Hours before the scheduled launch of the first batch of Starlink satellites, SpaceX hosted a media call with Elon Musk to talk about the upcoming mission.

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SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, and lands just 17 miles downrange on an Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship.  Photo credit: Michael Seeley / We Report Space

CRS-17 Delivery Returns Cargo Dragon to Station

SpaceX's CRS-17 launch marks two "returns" to the International Space Station: in general, the return of cargo dragon flights following the successful Crew Dragon demo in March 2019, and specifically, the re-use of the Dragon capsule from the CRS-12 mission, returning to station after its August 2017 mission.

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