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Class: Manned. Type: Bailout. Nation: USA. Manufacturer: Rockwell.

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


Craft.Crew Size: 3. Total Length: 3.0 m. Maximum Diameter: 4.0 m. Total Mass: 660 kg.

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