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Winston

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M.O.O.S.E.

https://www.damninteresting.com/nugget/of-meteors-and-men/

In the early 1960s, General Electric proposed a system whereby an astronaut in a space emergency might abandon ship and return to the Earth. The system was originally proposed under the acronym M.O.O.S.E. (Man Out Of Space Easiest), but later replaced with the backronym Manned Orbital Operations Safety Equipment.

 

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I'm sure it was designed to withstand the heat of re-entry, but it sures seems like it would be hot in there! :hot:
 

jd2cylman

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I'm sure it was designed to withstand the heat of re-entry, but it sures seems like it would be hot in there! :hot:
Why am I thinking of a poached egg right now???
 

Winston

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[video=youtube;mZ-hmkRggFs]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZ-hmkRggFs[/video]
 

Mugs914

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This was a similar, two man orbital return idea. This also happens to be the greatest artists rendition EVER!

Check out the guy in the right seat...

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