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From: Henry Spencer <>
Subject: Re: Minimum  safe distance to launch pad
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 1995 17:57:53 GMT
Organization: SP Systems, Toronto

In article <4b7n1v$> (Cb61) writes:
>...I also noticed white Armored Personnel
> Vehicles parked quite close to the pad. Barring an explosion, what is the
>closest distance a person can get to the pad during a launch? ...

The Forward Fireman Team is about a mile from the pad in armored personnel
carriers; their job is to go in and help the crew get out if all hell breaks
loose.  They're about as close to the pad as one can safely get, even with
protective gear, during a normal launch.
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