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Pad Abort 1: Ready to Launch
04.27.10
 
JSC2010-E-050089 -- The launch abort system for the Pad Abort-1 (PA-1) flight test
JSC2010-E-050089 (5 April 2010) --- The launch abort system for the Pad Abort-1 (PA-1) flight is prepared on the launch pad for the test at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The integrated flight test will evaluate the ability of a launch abort system to pull the module and an astronaut crew to safety in the event of an emergency on a launch pad. Photo credit: U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range

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JSC2010-E-050983 -- The launch abort system for the Pad Abort-1 (PA-1) flight test + View high-resolution
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JSC2010-E-050983 (7 April 2010) --- A thermal cover is placed over the launch abort vehicle for the Pad Abort-1 (PA-1) flight test. As the launch abort system and crew module stand ready on the launch pad for the test at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, the cover controls the temperature of the vehicle until it is removed hours before the launch. The integrated flight test will evaluate the ability of a launch abort system to pull the module and an astronaut crew to safety in the event of an emergency on a launch pad. Photo credit: U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range


JSC2010-E-050992 -- The launch abort system for the Pad Abort-1 (PA-1) flight test + View high-resolution
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JSC2010-E-050992 (7 April 2010) --- A thermal cover is placed over the launch abort vehicle for the Pad Abort-1 (PA-1) flight test. As the launch abort system and crew module stand ready on the launch pad for the test at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, the cover controls the temperature of the vehicle until it is removed hours before the launch. The integrated flight test will evaluate the ability of a launch abort system to pull the module and an astronaut crew to safety in the event of an emergency on a launch pad. Photo credit: U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range


JSC2010-E-051251 -- The launch abort system for the Pad Abort-1 (PA-1) flight test + View high-resolution
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JSC2010-E-051251 (8 April 2010) --- The launch abort system for the Pad Abort-1 (PA-1) flight test is prepared on the launch pad for the test at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The integrated flight test will evaluate the ability of a launch abort system to pull the module and an astronaut crew to safety in the event of an emergency on a launch pad. Photo credit: U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range


JSC2010-E-051368 -- The launch abort system for the Pad Abort-1 (PA-1) flight test + View high-resolution
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JSC2010-E-051368 (8 April 2010) --- The launch abort system for the Pad Abort-1 (PA-1) flight test is prepared on the launch pad for the test at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The integrated flight test will evaluate the ability of a launch abort system to pull the module and an astronaut crew to safety in the event of an emergency on a launch pad. Photo credit: U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range


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JSC2010-E-051370 (8 April 2010) --- The launch abort system for the Pad Abort-1 (PA-1) flight test is prepared on the launch pad for the test at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The integrated flight test will evaluate the ability of a launch abort system to pull the module and an astronaut crew to safety in the event of an emergency on a launch pad. Photo credit: U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range


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JSC2010-E-051372 (8 April 2010) --- The launch abort system for the Pad Abort-1 (PA-1) flight test is prepared on the launch pad for the test at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The integrated flight test will evaluate the ability of a launch abort system to pull the module and an astronaut crew to safety in the event of an emergency on a launch pad. Photo credit: U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range


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JSC2010-E-051383 (8 April 2010) --- The launch abort system for the Pad Abort-1 (PA-1) flight test is prepared on the launch pad for the test at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The integrated flight test will evaluate the ability of a launch abort system to pull the module and an astronaut crew to safety in the event of an emergency on a launch pad. Photo credit: U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range


JSC2010-E-053727 -- The launch abort system for the Pad Abort-1 (PA-1) flight test + View high-resolution
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JSC2010-E-053727 (9 April 2010) --- The launch abort system for the Pad Abort-1 (PA-1) flight test is prepared on the launch pad for the test at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The integrated flight test will evaluate the ability of a launch abort system to pull the module and an astronaut crew to safety in the event of an emergency on a launch pad. Photo credit: U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range


JSC2010-E-054658 -- The launch abort system for the Pad Abort-1 (PA-1) flight test + View high-resolution
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JSC2010-E-054658 (20 April 2010) --- An aerial view shows the launch abort system for the Pad Abort-1 (PA-1) flight test on the launch pad (on the right) for the test at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. Also visible are the final integration and test facility building where the vehicle was assembled and the launch abort system and crew module mockups that were used to practice procedures. The integrated flight test will evaluate the ability of a launch abort system to pull the module and an astronaut crew to safety in the event of an emergency on a launch pad. Photo credit: U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range


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JSC2010-E-054660 (20 April 2010) --- An aerial view shows the launch abort system for the Pad Abort-1 (PA-1) flight test on the launch pad (on the right) for the test at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The integrated flight test will evaluate the ability of a launch abort system to pull the module and an astronaut crew to safety in the event of an emergency on a launch pad. Photo credit: U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range


JSC2010-E-054669 -- The launch abort system for the Pad Abort-1 (PA-1) flight test + View high-resolution
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JSC2010-E-054669 (20 April 2010) --- An aerial view shows the launch abort system for the Pad Abort-1 (PA-1) flight test on the launch pad (on the right) for the test at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The integrated flight test will evaluate the ability of a launch abort system to pull the module and an astronaut crew to safety in the event of an emergency on a launch pad. Photo credit: U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range


JSC2010-E-054670 -- The launch abort system for the Pad Abort-1 (PA-1) flight test + View high-resolution
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JSC2010-E-054670 (20 April 2010) --- An aerial view shows the launch abort system for the Pad Abort-1 (PA-1) flight test on the launch pad (on the right) for the test at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The integrated flight test will evaluate the ability of a launch abort system to pull the module and an astronaut crew to safety in the event of an emergency on a launch pad. Photo credit: U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range


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JSC2010-E-054685 (20 April 2010) --- An aerial view shows the launch abort system for the Pad Abort-1 (PA-1) flight test on the launch pad (on the right) for the test at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The integrated flight test will evaluate the ability of a launch abort system to pull the module and an astronaut crew to safety in the event of an emergency on a launch pad. Photo credit: U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range