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Emergency Evacuation Gear

Snapshot: Emergency Evac...

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National Geographic
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by National Geographic on Oct 08, 2012
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There are two options after landing for an emergency crew evacuation: exiting by the main hatch on the Mid-deck or using a window rigged with explosives on the Flight Deck. Once this window has been blown free of the spacecraft, numbered bags of line allow each astronaut to climb out the top of the orbiter and belay down the side to safety.


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