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NASA tests rocket-disaster escape rocket • The Register

10 Jul 2009, 14:19 UTC
NASA tests rocket-disaster escape rocket • The Register
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NASA tests rocket-disaster escape rocket • The RegisterNASA has announced a successful test of its "Max Launch Abort System" (MLAS), essentially a rocket ejector seat writ large and applied to an entire space capsule. The system is designed to let astronauts escape and parachute to safety in the event of a launcher stack crackup.

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