Image: launch abort system for the Pad Abort-1 (PA-1) flight is prepared on the launch pad (Apr 5, 2010)
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5 April 2010 --- The launch abort system for the Pad Abort-1 (PA-1) flight is prepared on the launch pad for the test at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The integrated flight test will evaluate the ability of a launch abort system to pull the module and an astronaut crew to safety in the event of an emergency on a launch pad. Photo credit: U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range