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Watch: SpaceX Dragon capsule breathes fire during crucial hover test


If there's a launch abort Dragon 2 uses all its fuel to bug out, then it lands in.the ocean under 4 parachutes - and it doesn't need all of them. If some chutes tangle its still good.

Dragon 2 actually has multiple landing modes,

Full propulsive: engine test at 7,000 feet. If good, land on the rockets. If not good, fire the parachute mortar.

Full parachutes, to water or land.

Emergency parachutes: manually fire the parachute mortar.

Parachutes and rockets: come down on the chutes, then at 10 meters hover and descend to a soft landing.

Multiple redundancy is good.

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