Rollercoaster to be Used for Ares 1 Escape

NASA Constellation have approved the Rollercoaster Escape System to be used as the Emergency Egress Systems (EES) for astronauts and pad crew to race away from the Ares I pad, should an emergency be called.The Rollercoaster system led the September trade study as the preferred option, and will now be offered as a contract to potential vendors.

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