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

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/on_demand_video.html?param=http://anon.nasa-global.edgesuite.net/qt.nasa-global/ccvideos/larc/mlas-launch.mov&_id=undefined&_title=undefined&_tnimage=test.gif