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From: (Henry Spencer)
Subject: Re: Rubber Room
Date: Wed, 30 Jun 1999 14:57:08 GMT

In article <0Fne3.18357$>,
DJS <> wrote:
>Is the old Apollo Rubber Room still used with the Shuttle setup?
>Is the escape tube to the Rubber Room a slide or a horizontal
>walk / 'Run like hell' passage? If a slide tube - what is it like?

The Rubber Rooms (one per pad) are still there but no longer in use.
The shuttle pad-escape procedure is to go down the slidewires; there
are armored escape vehicles parked at the bottom.

The escape tube ran from the inside of the mobile launcher (bottom stop
for the high-speed elevators from the tower) down to the Rubber Room; it
was a slide.  Technically, the Rubber Room proper was the deceleration
room at the end of the slide; the adjacent Blast Room was the actual
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