Saturday, June 13, 2009

MLAS test at Wallops delayed

"A Test launch of the Max Launch Abort System (MLAS) from NASA Wallops is delayed until "no earlier than June 20."

"The alternate escape system, called Max Launch Abort System (MLAS), is a risk mitigation effort on behalf of Orion. MLAS was named after Maxime (Max) Faget, a Mercury-era pioneer. Faget was the designer of the Project Mercury Capsule and holder of the patent for the "Aerial Capsule Emergency Separation Device," which is commonly known as the escape tower."

A Closer Look at MLAS at