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Re-Entry Escape System

REES 1963
American manned rescue spacecraft. Study 1963. One crew lifting re-entry capsule. No abort capability. Mass per crew 1171 kg.

Crew Size: 1.

Gross mass: 1,171 kg (2,581 lb).
Height: 6.82 m (22.37 ft).
Span: 4.57 m (14.99 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
  • ASC American agency overseeing development of spacecraft. ASC, USA. More...

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