Shuttle Emergency Egress System

Shuttle Emergency Egress System (StreetView)
The system includes seven baskets suspended from seven slidewires that extend from the fixed service structure to a landing zone 1,200 feet to the west. Each basket can hold up to three people. A braking system catch net and drag chain slow and then halt the baskets sliding down the wire approximately 55 miles per hour in about half a minute.
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