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Emergency Egress


      a quick exit from a vehicle because of a dangerous situation requiring action
      right away

Before launching on a spacecraft, astronauts practice emergency egress in case they have to escape quickly.

When schools have a fire drill, they are practicing emergency egress.



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An astronaut in an orange launch and entry suit practices going down a crew escape slide
Astronaut Michael Fossum used a crew escape slide during emergency egress training.
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Page Last Updated: October 9th, 2014
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