Let's hope that nothing ever goes wrong while astronauts are preparing to launch on their Ares 1 rocket - the new vehicle that will replace the space shuttle. But if there is a problem, and the astronauts need to escape right now, they'll have a fun ride down - on the 3rd tallest roller coaster in the world. It's called the Orion Emergency Egress System, but really, it's a roller coaster, designed to get the astronauts away from the vehicle and into a protective bunker in moments.Take a good look at the image that goes along with this story. See the bright yellow rails over on the right hand side of the image, dropping straight down from the gray platform. That's the escape system. You'll note it goes straight down.
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