ULA’s Zip Line Astronaut Escape System for Boeing’s Starliner

SPACE.COM | on Tue, Apr 4, 5:08 AM

The United Launch Alliance will use a novel zip line to move astronauts away from the launchpad in case of an emergency with their Atlas V rocket or Boeing Starliner CST-100 spacecraft. See how it works in photos.This Photo: At Space Launch Complex 41, engineers test the Emergency Egress System on seats attached to slide wires. United Launch Alliance (ULA) and Boeing worked on modifying the pad in preparation for manned Boeing CST-100 Starliner missions.

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