Falcon 9 engines ignite briefly in hotfire test days before CRS-11 mission

Falcon 9 engines ignite briefly in hotfire test days before CRS-11 mission

Just a day before Memorial Day, SpaceX performed its customary static fire test on a Falcon 9 slated to send the CRS-11 Dragon capsule to the International Space Station. The test took place at noon EDT (16:00 GMT), May 28, 2017, at Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A. The several-second ignition, as well as the following planned abort, was soon confirmed by SpaceX via its Twitter account.

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