Re: [MV] Columbia and escape modules...

From: kuhrick (
Date: Sat Feb 01 2003 - 16:05:12 PST

At 05:43 PM 2/1/03 -0500, Ken MacLean wrote:
>The speed at which things happen and the violence of re-entry into the
>atmosphere from orbital speeds is difficult to imagine. To withstand the
>forces at work here, an escape capsule or capsules would have to be very
>heavy. So heavy that the existing shuttle could not accomodate them, never
>mind get off the ground.

its speed was 12-13,000 miles per hr
that is minty fast

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