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The emergency escape plan in place if SpaceX mission goes south

Added 05-30-20 05:18:02pm EST - “Space travel can be deadly, but entrepreneur Elon Musk and NASA have done everything they can to protect the two veteran astronauts who blasted off Saturday on the first manned commercial mission.” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “The emergency escape plan in place if SpaceX mission goes south”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Space travel can be deadly, but entrepreneur Elon Musk and NASA have done everything they can to protect the two veteran astronauts who blasted off Saturday on the first manned commercial mission.

First, the bad news: There’s a 1-in-276 chance that the mission could be fatal, according to NASA and SpaceX, Musk’s aerospace manufacturing company that built the rocket.

Now, the good news: There’s a 1-in-60 chance that the mission could fail, but astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behrken still survive, Business Insider reported.

It’s all because of the emergency abort system in the Crew Dragon capsule is designed to break away from the Falcon 9 rocket if things go south.

Then, Crew Dragon would fire eight SuperDraco engines to get Hurley and Behrken as far away as possible.

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