Launch escape system

November 1, 2018

Soyuz rocket: ‘Faulty sensor’ led to launch failure

A Russian Soyuz rocket capsule was forced to make an emergency landing shortly after launch last month because of a faulty sensor, investigators say. Russian officials […]
October 18, 2018

NASA astronaut who survived failed launch describes close call

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The NASA astronaut who survived last week’s failed launch and emergency landing knew he needed to stay calm. Air Force Col. Nick […]
July 19, 2018

Blue Origin successfully tests escape system in latest New Shepard launch

FARNBOROUGH, England — Blue Origin conducted a successful test flight of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle July 18 that demonstrated its crew capsule escape system. The […]
May 6, 2015

SpaceX's Dragon capsule perform its launch abort test

If you were still hitting snooze when SpaceX launched its Dragon capsule this morning, fret not: you can relive the action now. Elon Musk & Co. successfully […]