Encyclopedia Astronautica
5 Crew Lifeboat


American manned rescue spacecraft. Study 1962. Five crew lifeboat capsule, separable, not re-entry capable, short duration. Mass per crew 284 kg.

Crew Size: 5.

Gross mass: 1,422 kg (3,134 lb).

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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
  • ASD American manufacturer of spacecraft. ASD, USA. More...

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