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Rib Stiffened Expandable Escape System
Part of Rescue Family
RSESS
RSESS
American manned rescue spacecraft. Study 1968. This Rockwell concept was stowed in a canister. In an emergency, the articulated rib-truss structure would be deployed into a mechanically rigid aeroshell shape.

Status: Study 1968. Gross mass: 660 kg (1,450 lb). Height: 3.00 m (9.80 ft). Span: 4.00 m (13.10 ft).

The crew members would be housed in a shirtsleeve environment. Mass per crew 220 kg.

Crew Size: 3.



Family: Space station orbit. Country: USA. Agency: North American.

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