On Sunday, the 19th of January 2020, e-vehicle industry titan, Tesla Inc. owner Elon Musk’s space venture, SpaceX had successfully simulated an emergency landing of an unmanned astronaut capsule, remarking a magnifico in a histrionic test of critical abort system and potentially laying off the groundworks of its core mission to fly NASA astronauts.
In point of fact, at a sunny Florida morning, local time 10:30 a.m., SpaceX had launched a Crew Dragon Astronaut capsule which as planned softly splashed down about 32 kilometres offshore of the Cape Canaveral in Florida around eight minutes later after jettisoning itself from the rocket, a SpaceX Falcon 9, which shut down its engine roughly 19 kilometres above the sea-level in order to mimic an engine failure.
More importantly, following the successful ejection of the Crew Dragon Astronaut capsule, US National Aeronautics and Space Administrator, Jim Bridenstine, had branded the mission as a maverick success adding “This critical test puts us on the cusp of once again launching American astronauts on American rockets from American soil.
Spacecraft recovery operations are underway. ” On top of that, moments before the critical launch that might rewrite the history of human venture in to the space someday, not very far away, Musk was quoted saying in a Twitter post earlier on Sunday (January 19th) that the mission was a risky one, but ‘could push the envelope so many ways.’