Escape tower

Escape tower

and many other manned rocket series.


The idea of using a rocket to remove the capsule from a space vehicle was developed by Maxime Faget in 1958 [citeweb|url=|title= astronautix Escape Tower] as. The system, using the tower on the top of the space capsule to house rockets, was first used on a test of the Project Mercury capsule in March 1959.


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