Emergency At Mach 5: Escape Capsule For Hypersonic Passengers

Credit: Hypmoces Project
Conceptual design of a system to enable passengers to safely escape a crippled hypersonic airliner in flight has produced an unexpected result—a shape-changing capsule that would eject, inflate, glide down and deploy parachutes for a safe splashdown. The capsule has been studied under a two-year...

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