SpaceX tested its emergency abort system on an uncrewed spacecraft moments.
SpaceX experiment went successful after its launch on Sunday.
It was the last major experiment before NASA plans to send its astronauts to the International Space Station.
SpaceX founder Elon Musk said, “As far as we can tell thus far it was a picture-perfect mission,”
The test was conducted at 10:30 am at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It occurred with the launch of a Falcon 9 rocket topped by SpaceX’s new Crew Dragon Spacecraft.
An emergency escape sequence was set in notion one around one minute and 24 seconds after the introduction. It was launched at an altitude of 19 kilometers over the Atlantic. The rocket was traveling at a speed of over 1,500 kilometers per hour.
The Spacecraft exploded Super Draco thrusters and separated it away from the rocket. The rocket then changed in the shape of a ball of fire.
Note that China has also released a record-breaking space plan for 2020.
China is planning to send more than 60 spacecraft this year.
Authorities released the news that over 60 spacecraft will be sent 40 launches this year.
Shang Zhi, director of the Space department of the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) said in a press conference, “This year will continue to see intensive launches,”
Shang reported that there will be three major missions to be sent into space as per the space plan. The mission includes the lunar exploration, BeiDou-3 Navigation Satellite System and Gaofen observation satellites.