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moorouge
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posted 09-28-2013 05:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for moorouge   Click Here to Email moorouge     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looking for something else I stumbled across US Patent 5,064,151 which relates to a 12th November 1991 proposed rescue pod for the infant Freedom Space Station and the ISS.

It refers to Moses and Scram. Does anyone know anything more about these?

cspg
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posted 09-28-2013 08:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
MOSES is described here.

While SCRAM might be a reference to this: Schedule and Cost Risk Analysis Modeling (SCRAM) System, found here.

moorouge
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posted 09-28-2013 09:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for moorouge   Click Here to Email moorouge     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have to admit to only skimming through the patent and it's not the version kindly linked by Robert in my original post, but my reading of it is that SCRAM was to be a recovery vehicle.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 09-28-2013 09:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Per Wikipedia summary:
The Station Crew Return Alternative Module (SCRAM) was a capsule which could hold up to six astronauts. Reentry heat protection was provided by the use of a heat shield designed for the NASA Viking Mars probe. Costing US$600 million, the primary drawback to this design was high g-loadings on landing, which were not ideal in case of a medically necessitated evacuation.

Lou Chinal
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posted 10-03-2013 04:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lou Chinal   Click Here to Email Lou Chinal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have to say after reading all of this, I'm voting with the HL-10 group.

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