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Flying life raft

作者:东方犷起    发布时间:2019-03-07 03:16:01    

By Paul Marks A SPACE-AGE solution to the problem of rescuing people from burning skyscrapers has been designed by an aeroscape engineer. It’s a vertical take-off platform that zooms up tall buildings so people can escape through the windows onto the comparative safety of the platform. Horrified by NASA’s Challenger space shuttle disaster in 1986, David Metreveli—who was then working at the Moscow Aviation Institute—designed a rocket-powered escape pod for the Soviet Union’s space shuttle the Buran. But the Buran project was abandoned and in 1993 Metreveli emigrated to Israel,

 

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