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We currently have seven capsule models available or planned for manufacture and sale. Our model matrix defines the various models, including seating arrangements and other building specifications.
  • SC2001 Capacity – 2 Adults - Dia 6.0 ft
  • SC4001 Capacity – 4 Adults - Dia 6.0 ft
  • SC6001 Capacity – 6 Adults - Dia 7.0 ft
  • SC8001 Capacity – 8 Adults - Dia 7.0 ft
  • SC10001 Capacity – 10 Adults - Dia 8.0 ft
  • SC12001 Capacity – 12 Adults - Dia 8.0 ft
  • SC16001 Capacity – 2 Adults, 14 Kids - Dia 8.0 ft
The Survival Capsule comes with many standard features and optional extras.
  • Designed by aircraft engineers
  • Tested to extremes
  • Different occupancy models to choose from
  • Storage provided for supplies and water
  • Dual hatch design
  • GPS Locator beacon
  • Tethered option
  • Multi-hook points on outer surface
  • High strength; low weight
  • Thermal protection
  • Dry shelter for use post-disaster
  • Affordable

The Survival Capsule is a patented, Shelter in Place device, designed as a spherical ball to protect against tsunami events, tornadoes, hurricanes, typhoons, earthquakes, storm surge etc.

Using a Shelter in Place device, as opposed to a municipal safety system such as a Vertical Evacuation Tower, allows individual groups and families to be more in control of their survival in an emergency situation. The capsule is also a variable disaster solution, which means it can vary position according to the water depth, so it will never be inundated by water levels rising too high. It also provides warmth, safety, and shelter during the initial post-disaster period before rescue crews and relief workers have arrived on the scene.

Built with strength and survivability in mind, by a team of experienced aerospace engineers, the survival capsule will operate safely and efficiently in the harsh circumstances and environments to which a natural disaster would expose it. The sphere will withstand the initial impact of a natural disaster, as well as sharp object penetration, heat exposure, blunt object impact, and rapid deceleration.

We have designed the capsule to be stored inside or outside the home or business establishment. The capsules come in various sizes ranging from two-person capacity all the way up to a sixteen-person capacity. The smaller capsules are suitable for private dwellings and family homes. The larger capsules are designed for municipal buildings, businesses, hospitals, airports, schools and general public safe havens.

Standard Features

  • Safety Seating with Four-Point Harness Straps
  • Storage Space (sufficient for five day’s supply per person)
  • Multiple Counter Sunk Hoisting Points
  • Water Storage (bladder or tank)
  • Basic Internal Light
  • GPS (Global Positioning System)
  • Air Ventilation Vents
  • Capsule Storage Stand
  • Basic, High-Visibility Unit Color
  • Air Supply Tanks (one for each occupant)
  • Hard Restraint Support
  • Solid, Watertight Marine Door (opens from inside and outside)
  • Marine Standard Window

Optional Features

  • Surround Sound Music System
  • Additional Storage
  • Multiple Capsule Stacking System
  • Dry Powder Seat Toilet
  • Additional Internal Lighting
  • Solar Panel Array
  • Additional Internal Insulation (acoustic and thermal)
  • Ground and Rooftop Tether System
  • Color Options


We submitted our tsunami survival capsule in NASA’s 2011 Create the Future contest and managed to snag a place in the top ten finalists. Also got some great feedback from voters. Check out our survival capsule NASA tech brief.

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