In May 2015, SpaceX completed a pad abort demonstration of Crew Dragon. The in-flight abort test, or IFAT, is the last major milestone before SpaceX launches two veteran NASA astronauts -- Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken -- on a … In March 2019, SpaceX completed an end-to-end test flight of Crew Dragon without NASA astronauts onboard, making Dragonposted at the first American spacecraft to autonomously dock with the International Space Station and Streamed live on Jan 19, 2020. During a news conference on Friday, Ms. Lueders of NASA said the in-flight abort test was a crucial step for SpaceX to demonstrate that its spacecraft was ready to transport astronauts. An unpiloted SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft separates from its Falcon 9 rocket during a successful in-flight abort test launched from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Jan. 19, 2020. NASA and SpaceX officials convened a launch readiness review Thursday and gave approval for SpaceX to proceed with final preparations for the Crew Dragon In-Flight Abort Test Saturday. Join the NASASpaceflight team to watch the launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying Crew Dragon during its In …