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Musk's SpaceX to simulate rocket failure in final astronaut capsule test

Reuters Saturday, 18 January 2020
Elon Musk's SpaceX is gearing up to destroy one of its own rockets on Saturday to test a crucial emergency abort system on an unmanned astronaut capsule, the company's final milestone test before flying NASA astronauts from U.S. soil.
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Elon Musk's SpaceX simulated a successful emergency landing on Sunday in a dramatic test of a crucial abort system on an unmanned astronaut capsule, a major milestone for the company in its quest to fly NASA astronauts for the first time. Zachary Goelman reports.

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