Register here

Author Topic: General Electric MOOSE orbital emergency descent project......  (Read 2388 times)

Offline Caravellarella

  • Farfadet/Korrigan
  • Senior Member
  • CLEARANCE: Top Secret
  • **
  • Posts: 967
Dear Boys and Girls; please don't ask as I really don't know. Here is an article in French of the General Electric MOOSE (Manned Orbital Operations Safety Equipment) "project" (which could even be a "concept") for an orbital emergency descent system; whereby the Astronaut appears to be encased in a sponge, foam or mousse cocoon which gives protection against the heat of atmospheric re-entry. The Astronaut climbs inside a plastic suit which is then filled with a foam and is fitted with a small retro-rocket......

The picture comes from the 1st November 1967 issue of Aviation Magazine International......

Terry (Caravellarella)......
Because L'ORÉAL keeps telling me I'm worth it......
I can scarcely contain my indifference......
Maybe it's MAYBELLINE......
Vamp till ready......
RIMMEL; get the London Look......

Offline Grey Havoc

  • Senior Member
  • CLEARANCE: Top Secret
  • **
  • Posts: 7281
  • _ \\ //
To the Stars


Offline Grey Havoc

  • Senior Member
  • CLEARANCE: Top Secret
  • **
  • Posts: 7281
  • _ \\ //
Re: General Electric MOOSE orbital emergency descent project......
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2017, 01:44:14 am »
A recently posted video of a Moose ground release test: https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=3fa_1489387498




April Fools!
To the Stars

Offline AndrewN

  • CLEARANCE: Restricted
  • Posts: 6
  • I really should change my personal text
Re: General Electric MOOSE orbital emergency descent project......
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2017, 02:36:16 am »
Nice! :D

Offline Grey Havoc

  • Senior Member
  • CLEARANCE: Top Secret
  • **
  • Posts: 7281
  • _ \\ //
Re: General Electric MOOSE orbital emergency descent project......
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2017, 01:48:30 am »
 ;)
To the Stars