NASA EDGE puts the M113 through its paces.
The M113. Credit: Don Morrison, NASA EDGE
Chris and Blair become temporary pit crewmembers for NASA’s emergency egress vehicle down at Kennedy Space Center. Load up into the M113 with NASA EDGE and Ken Miller (Space Gateway Support – SGS) as they talk about egress fashion etiquette, driver intelligence, and height requirements. 0-45 in 6.6 seconds never felt faster. It’s a good thing the M113 has treads; otherwise Blair would cause the wheels to come off. You can download this segment from the NASA EDGE website the first week in December. We have to wait until NASA 5.0 comes on-line.
The M113 flying by Pad 39B. Credit: Don Morrison, NASA EDGE
What an experience to ride in the M113 behind Pad 39B at NASA Kennedy Space Center. What started out as a tour ended up becoming an NE@ segment. NASA EDGE would like to thank Sam Gutierrez, SGS Public Affairs and Government Relations Manager, Ken Miller, Battalion Chief for Cape Canaveral Spaceport, and Manny Virata, Public Affairs Officer – NASA Kennedy Space Center for making this experience happen.
Ditto to what the host said! And to the Kennedy leadership… If one of these cruisers ever goes into liquidation, NASA EDGE would like first dibs on the bidding. Out and out buying one may be the only way I ever get to drive the M113.