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Emergency Egress


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

Before launching on the space shuttle, astronauts practiced emergency egress in case they had to leave the shuttle 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, STS-121 mission specialist, uses the crew escape slide in the crew compartment trainer during emergency egress training.
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