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3 Crew Lifting Re-Entry Concept

LREE Concept - 1960
1960 3 Man Lifting Re-Entry Concept
American manned rescue spacecraft. Study 1960. Three crew lifting re-entry capsule. Orbital escape - no abort capability. Mass per crew 434 kg.

Crew Size: 3.

Gross mass: 1,303 kg (2,872 lb).
Height: 5.17 m (16.96 ft).
Span: 3.96 m (12.99 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
  • GE American manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. General Electric Corporation, USA. More...

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