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Re: Mission Complete, Almost:

Is it right to say that a 4G impact can be compare to a car accident speeding at 87.8 MPH?
> A landing in a Soyuz is generally bumpier than on a Shuttle, so
> Bowersox, Pettit and Budarin will ride home in custom-built reclining
> seats formed to fit their bodies. The seats help cushion the landing and
> distribute the shock; the impact measures about four times the force of
> gravity, or four Gs.
> In the past, cosmonauts have suffered some minor injuries -- bumps and
> bruises -- during a Soyuz landing, NASA flight surgeon Dr. Terrance
> Taddeo, says. But "nothing we're medically concerned about," he says.
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