NASA Approves Milestone Payment to SpaceX

NASA has approved a $30 million milestone payment to SpaceX under the agency’s Commercial Crew Integrated Capability agreement with the company following a recent and successful pad abort test of its Crew Dragon spacecraft.
Data gathered during the test are critical to understanding the safety and performance of the Crew Dragon spacecraft as the company continues on the path to certification for crew missions to the International Space Station, and helping return the ability to launch astronauts from the United States.
The Crew Dragon’s eight SuperDraco engines fired at 9 a.m.