Monday Nov 4 Boeing's Starliner will do its pad abort test at the White Sands Missile Range. This test simulated an escape from a failing rocket on or just above the launch pad.

The window opens at 0900 Eastern and it'll be streamed and broadcast on NASA TV (at the insistance of NASA Admin. Jim Bridenstine)

Preview animation. Note that the service module and heat shield must be jettisoned for the air bag landing cushions to deploy. If either doesn't, things will get very bumpy.


SpaceX's Crew Dragon pad abort test was completed in 2015

One more SpaceX Crew Dragon box checked

SpaceX ✓ @SpaceX
SpaceX team has completed 13 successful tests in a row of upgraded Mark 3 parachutes for Crew Dragon. Most recent test demonstrated the parachute system's ability to land the spacecraft safely in the unlikely event that one of the four main parachutes fails.

Other upcoming tests

SpaceX Crew Dragon SuperDraco static fire: NET Monday, November 11, 2019 at SpaceX's Landing Zone 1, KSC

SpaceX Crew Dragon In-Flight Abort test: launched aboard a sacrificial Falcon 9, Crew Dragon will demonstrate escaping from a failing booster at Max-Q (maximum dynamic pressure). NET December 2019

Boeing Starliner Orbital Flight Test: uncrewed mission to ISS, similar to Crew Dragon DM-1. NET December 2019.

SpaceX Crew Dragon DM-2: crewed mission to ISS. This mission may be extended from the planned few days to a full length US Crew Vehicle (USCV) mission. USCV-1 was planned to be on-station for 6 months. NET Q1 2020.

Boeing Starliner Crewed Flight Test: crewed mission to ISS, similar to Crew Dragon DM-2. TBA