Posted by on January 19, 2020 4:42 pm
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https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/jan/19/spacex-crew-capsule-escape-test-rocket-explodes-nasa-space-station

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SpaceX has completed its last big test of its crew capsule before it launches astronauts for Nasa in the next few months.

The test launch from Cape Canaveral in Florida took place on Sunday, having been delayed a day by bad weather. No one was aboard the Dragon crew capsule, just two mannequins. The nine-minute flight ended with the capsule parachuting safely into the Atlantic after separating and speeding away from its exploding rocket.

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