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2009-Jul-08, 02:40 PM
While the Constellation program is undergoing design reviews, NASA conducted a successful test on an alternative abort system for the Orion spacecraft to provide options and additional data on how to best protect astronauts in the event of a problem on the launch pad or during ascent. A simulated launch of the Max Launch [...]

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2009-Jul-08, 07:07 PM
A video of the launch is here: