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== Examples ==
 
== Examples ==
* In [[Star Wars]], [[R2-D2]] and [[C-3PO]] escaped from the ''[[Tantive IV]]'' in one of it's escape pods.  
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* In ''[[Star Wars]]'', [[R2-D2]] and [[C-3PO]] escaped from the ''[[Tantive IV]]'' in one of it's escape pods.  
* In [[Babylon 5]], the cockpit of a [[Starfury]] fightercraft functions as an escape pod to allow the pilot to jettison in case of catastrophic damage.
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* In ''[[Babylon 5]]'', the cockpit of a [[Starfury]] fightercraft functions as an escape pod to allow the pilot to jettison in case of catastrophic damage.
* In Stargate SG-1, the [[Prometheus (Stargate)|Prometheus]] is equipped with escape pods.
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* In ''[[Stargate]] SG-1'', the [[Prometheus (Stargate)|''Prometheus'']] is equipped with escape pods.
* In [[Star Trek]], virtually all capital ships are equipped with escape pods.
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* In ''[[Star Trek]]'', virtually all capital ships are equipped with escape pods.
 
* A [[Russian Federation|Russian]] Soyuz space capsule is docked with the International Space Station for use as an escape pod.
 
* A [[Russian Federation|Russian]] Soyuz space capsule is docked with the International Space Station for use as an escape pod.
 
* In [[Mass Effect|''Mass Effect 2'']], most of the crew of the crippled ''Normandy SR-1'' evacuated in escape pods.  
 
* In [[Mass Effect|''Mass Effect 2'']], most of the crew of the crippled ''Normandy SR-1'' evacuated in escape pods.  
  
 
[[Category: Science Fiction]]
 
[[Category: Science Fiction]]

Latest revision as of 20:54, 25 June 2013

One of the Tantive IV's escape pods

An escape pod (also known as a life pod or life boat) is a small craft which allows crewmembers to evacuate a vessel or spaceborn facility in case of emergency. While escape pods come in many forms and sizes, they typically share the following characteristics:

  • A life support system, rations, and medical supplies to sustain the passengers until help arrives
  • A radio beacon or other communications system to send distress signals
  • A propulsion system to allow the escape pod to escape a hazardous area or make planetfall (if the pod is capable of atmospheric re-entry)

Examples

  • In Star Wars, R2-D2 and C-3PO escaped from the Tantive IV in one of it's escape pods.
  • In Babylon 5, the cockpit of a Starfury fightercraft functions as an escape pod to allow the pilot to jettison in case of catastrophic damage.
  • In Stargate SG-1, the Prometheus is equipped with escape pods.
  • In Star Trek, virtually all capital ships are equipped with escape pods.
  • A Russian Soyuz space capsule is docked with the International Space Station for use as an escape pod.
  • In Mass Effect 2, most of the crew of the crippled Normandy SR-1 evacuated in escape pods.
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