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Development and Qualification of Gemini Escape System

Development and Qualification of Gemini Escape System

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NASA report on the Gemini Escape Sytem.
NASA report on the Gemini Escape Sytem.

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DEVELOPMENT AND QUALIFICATION OFGEMINI ESCAPE SYSTEMBy Hilary A.
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NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
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ABSTRACTThe development and qualification of the Geminispacecraft escape system emphasized
the
center-ofgravity/ thrust-vector relationship. Both men and anthropomorphic dummies
were
used to qualify the Geminiflight crew ejection seat for escape from pad aborts toan altitude of
45
000
feet
at
velocities
in
excess of
1600
feet
per second and dynamic pressures of morethan
750
pounds per square foot.
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