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Spacex astronaut capsule splashes down off Florida after rocket failure test

CAPE CANAVERAL, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Elon Musk's SpaceX simulated a dramatic emergency landing on Sunday to test a crucial abort system on an unmanned astronaut capsule, the company's final milestone test before flying NASA astronauts from U.S. soil.

A Crew Dragon astronaut capsule carrying two test dummies splashed down off the coast of Florida after ejecting itself from a rocket that cut off its engines 12 miles (19 km) above the ocean to mimic a launch failure. (Reporting by Joey Roulette and Barbara Goldberg; Editing by Daniel Wallis)