All Points Supports the Successful Launch of the Ascent Abort-2 Flight Test

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL, July 2, 2019

NASA’s Orion Spacecraft has completed its final safety test.  The next stop is the moon.  The success marks an important milestone for the crew capsule that will put humans back on the moon, demonstrating its safety in an emergency abort scenario.

  The AA-2 was designed to push the capsule’s abort system to its limits with a full-stress test. The full results of the test are still to be revealed, the capsule was jettisoned from the launch vehicle approximately 55 seconds post-launch, leaving a brilliant trail in the sky. Seconds later, the capsule landed in the ocean with an impressive splash that could be heard more than three miles away.