Press Conference for SpaceX’s Pad Abort Test

Hans Koenigsmann, Vice President of Mission Assurance at SpaceX and Jon Cowart, Partner Manager at NASA’s Commercial Crew Program answered questions regarding the upcoming Pad Abort test for the future Crewed Dragon Spacecraft for SpaceX.

The abort will involve a 6 second firing of Dragon’s superdraco motors to 6000 feet before the trunk separates and the drogue chutes will deploy, shortly followed by the main parachutes before landing gently on the water around 90 seconds after ignition.

Source: NASA Television

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