SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule

Crew Dragon‘s first critical flight test, the Pad Abort Test, the first flight test of SpaceX’s revolutionary new launch abort system, was successful.   Watch the video…

The Crew Dragon capsule was launched from SpaceX’s Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

“Our primary objective is to capture as much data as possible as the data captured here will be key in preparing Crew Dragon for its first human missions in 2017.”

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, said to the media:

“The capsule went from 0 to 100 miles per hour in 1.2 seconds, reaching a top speed of 345 mph.”

Successful Test for SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule