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[i]Both pads contain a personnel escape system for use in a pre-launch emergency. The system contains a stainless steel chute, approximately 200 feet long, in a superelevated curve that starts at the interface with the Mobile Launcher and terminates 40 feet below the pad structure in a rubber-lined termination room.
A blast resistant room adjacent to the termination room contains 20 contour chairs and safety harnesses as well as survival equipment for a period of 24 hours. The blast room is dome-shaped, 40 feet in diameter, with 2-1/2-foot-thick steel and concrete walls and steel doors designed to withstand a blast pressure of 500 pounds per square inch and an acceleration of 75 Gs. A floating concrete floor supports the contour chairs and is built on a spring suspension system which reduces the 75 G force possible on the dome to 4 Gs. [/i]
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