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1 Crew Lifeboat Long Term

1xLifeboat Long Term
1 Crew Lifeboat Long Term
American manned rescue spacecraft. Study 1959. One crew lifeboat capsule, separable, not re-entry capable, long duration. For use on Mars/Venus expedition.

How the crew member in the coffin-sized was box was to remain sane over a long period was perhaps questionable... Mass per crew 517 kg.

Gross mass: 517 kg (1,139 lb).
Height: 2.13 m (6.98 ft).
Span: 6.40 m (20.90 ft).

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  • Rescue In the early 1960's, in the hey-day of the X-20 Dynasoar, it seemed that the US military would naturally keep building military aerospacecraft that would just keep going higher and faster. It was also supposed that the pilot would have to be given the equivalent of an ejection seat - some means of bailing out of the spacecraft in case of catastrophic failure or enemy attack. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Bloom American manufacturer of spacecraft. Bloom, USA. More...

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