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Re: Mission Complete, Almost:



On Thu, 1 May 2003, Luc Leblanc (VE2DWE) wrote:

> Is it right to say that a 4G impact can be compare to a car accident speeding at 87.8 MPH?

  If so, they ought to take a hint from the Soyuz program and put those
seats in cars. :)

> > 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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