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Landing the Space Shuttle from space

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#1 Orpheus


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Posted 26 August 2018 - 08:42 PM

This is just an amusing video on the weird process of landing the Space Shuttle.

The more experience you have with regular flying, the weirder this is. Try to imagine the direction/forces you'd feel as a passenger during high speed roll reversals (that's what NASA calls them). It probably feels more like a bobsled run than your usual morning 7:45am into National.

#2 Virgil Vox

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Posted 27 August 2018 - 08:24 AM

That was a pretty informative video. I have to say I never gave any thought about how landing a shuttle actually works. It always just seemed so easy and routine growing up.
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