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SuperDraco Test Fire Mosaic

SuperDracos will power the Crew Dragon spacecraft's revolutionary launch escape system, the first of its kind. Should an emergency occur during launch, eight SuperDraco engines built into Dragon's side walls will produce up to 120,000 pounds of axial thrust to carry astronauts to safety.

 

SpaceX has test-fired this Crew Dragon Propulsion Module 27 times, in addition to test-firing SuperDraco engines individually over 300 times, to refine the design for the demands of operational missions carrying astronauts to the International Space Station.

More info: blogs.nasa.gov/commercialcrew/2015/11/10/crew-dragon-prop...

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