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Wallops Island gets ready for the big time

(NASA Wallops Flight Facility)

Escape System


New jobs for a new era: As NASA prepares for post-shuttle trips to Earth orbit and beyond, Wallops has helped to prove out some of the hardware. Here the Max Launch Abort System (MLAS), an escape system for future astronauts, flies an unmanned test in July 2009.


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