Friday, August 21, 2009

NASA Max Launch Abort System (MLAS)

It's no secret launching a rocket into space is an incredible dangerous thing, and NASA takes its astronauts safety very seriously.

That's why they're always developing new ways to get the crew back to earth safely in case something goes wrong during the launch procedure - the most critical step of the way.

Take a look at their incredible MLAS Max Launch Abort System in action:

However, the Orion Capsule will still be using its more "traditional" abort system:

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