Thursday, July 9, 2009

MLAS launch test.

MLAS - Max Launch Abort System was successfully tested in a simulated pad abort test at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island today. The stubby rocket launched a simulated crew module to an altitude of about a mile then separated to a parachute assisted landing in the ocean.
Strange looking test rocket. Look at the video how this thing comes apart into a bunch of smaller parts. Kind of reminds me of one of those Russian dolls that have smaller dolls inside each other!

| NASA site |

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