SpaceX Performs Successful Dragon Pad Abort Test

SpaceX performed a successful pad abort test at Cape Canaveral this morning. The capsule rocketed skyward using Super Draco abort motors and then splashed down at sea. The test was not completely nominal; the vehicle didn’t reach as high as expected.

The video above is long. Skip ahead to about 15 minutes to catch the final countdown and abort test.

Here’s a shorter version of the video.