Jul 13, 2007- Escape… from Pad A

These pics are from the sidewire escape system at Pad A. You can see the VAB in the background.

7 baskets, each capable of holding 4 people, use gravity to accelerate down the slidewire into the landing area (sandy pit at the base).

One of the proposed escape systems for the next program is a rollercoaster-style escape system–
 Wouldn’t mind getting the T-shirt for that ride, as long as there wasn’t a disaster causing it! Maybe I can volunteer to test it out. You can find out more about the systems being considered at:


About John Sep

Former Space Shuttle aerospace technician and private pilot now looking towards the next great adventure. Soon to be heading home from my overseas assignment! Transfered my blog from MySpace to here so check my older stuff for info and pictures from my days in space shuttle processing- lots of behind the scenes stuff! He drew pics, flew planes, fought fires and helped launch people into space - what will he do next?
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3 Responses to Jul 13, 2007- Escape… from Pad A

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