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Published on: Jan 19, 2009 Category: Military Aircraft Videos,   General Aviation, Aerobatics, Sailplanes,  

To get the crew away from the launch rocket in case of an emergency, the Launch Abort System motor delivers half a million pounds of thrust; by design, it burns through more than half of its fuel in just three seconds, which will mean the astronauts in the escape vehicle will have to endure G-force of several times a standard Shuttle launch.

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