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Apollo Launch Pad Bunker????
« on: December 15, 2017, 02:25:03 PM »
Interestingly , the famous 39b/a launchpads that we all  know , house an emergency bunker below  , to be used by the astronauts in the case of an emergency (  fire ?) on the launch pad.

Thanks to a sef of pulleys , and a zip line . the 3 astronauts would winch themselves down the 110 meters height , and throught a set of tunnels/blast doors,  lock themselves inside the bunker ,until the big explosion. Remember that a fully fuelled Saturn V has roughtly 1/7th of the explosive power of an Hiroshima-type fission nuclear bomb.

When the risk of explosion would ve been over ( either beacause It actually blew up ) or the fire been put off, the crew would have been recovered with an M113 Armour Troop Carrier .

Most astronauts practiced driving the M113 tracked vehicle , so they could get back to safety . Here is some shuttle-astronaut after his training drive.

« Last Edit: December 15, 2017, 02:30:17 PM by jcarrion »


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