VIDEO: NASA tests new astronaut zip line escape at Cape Canaveral

Posted at 12:51 PM, Apr 05, 2017
and last updated 2019-03-26 13:56:57-04

NASA is unveiling a new zip line that astronauts will use in case of an emergency at Florida's Cape Canaveral.
The agency said it will be used if astronauts have to evacuate a Boeing Starliner capsule and Atlas V rocket.

Once attached to the zip line, astronauts would travel more than 1,300 feet in about 30 seconds to safety.


The Boeing Starliner capsule is expected to be used in the future to take astronauts to the International Space Station.

The first test flight is scheduled for August 2018.

Courtesy: CNN Newsource