NASA eClips™: The Launch Abort System and g-Forces
Target: Grades 9-12
Length: 7 minutes 25 seconds
NASA eClips™: Launchpad
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NASA has not only advanced the technology used to get astronauts to space, but they have also improved safety measures for the crew. In this segment, learn about the design of the Launch Abort System, which can launch the Orion, the new vehicle that will transport the crew in space, far from harm's way in case of emergency. Find out how g
-forces play a role in safely getting the crew far away from danger.