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Crew Rapid Egress System Visualization

Say! Doesn't that look like a roller coaster? The Crew Rapid Egress system for the mobile launch platform of the Ares I rocket was engineered and designed for NASA by ASRC Aerospace. Flight crew and ground support personnel would harness themselves into a cart that would use gravity to accelerate them down and away from the launch tower in the event of an impending catastrophic event. The cars would brake as they approach and turn behind the safety of the bunker, coming to a complete stop so that personnel could enter from the backside and secure the blast doors. READ MORE...