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Advanced Manned System 1961

GE AMS 1961
GE Advanced Manned System 1961
American manned rescue spacecraft. Study 1961. Six crew ballistic re-entry capsule. Orbital escape - abort capability. Mass per crew 548 kg.

Crew Size: 6.

Gross mass: 3,288 kg (7,248 lb).
Height: 2.88 m (9.44 ft).
Span: 3.47 m (11.38 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...

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  • GE American manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. General Electric Corporation, USA. More...

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