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3 Crew Lifeboat



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3 Crew Lifeboat
American manned rescue spacecraft. Study 1959. Three crew bailout lifeboat separable, not re-entry capable, short duration. Mass per crew 239 kg.

Crew Size: 3.

Gross mass: 716 kg (1,578 lb).
Height: 5.18 m (16.99 ft).
Span: 5.18 m (16.99 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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