February 2, 2012

VIDEO: SpaceX Tests New “Super” Rocket Engines.

SpaceX fired up the rocket engines it will use to help land the Dragon spacecraft as well serve as the emergency escape engines in case of a launch emergency.

The Southern California space startup successfully tested the SuperDraco engine at its Rocket Development Facility in McGregor, Texas. The tests included subjecting the engine to full duration, full thrust and deep throttling demonstrations, providing the company with another step towards offering commercial manned space flight to low earth orbit.

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