• Short Summary

    A NEW LANDING SYSTEM TO RETURN AMERICAN MANNED SPACECRAFT SAFELY TO EARTH RECENTLY PASSED IT'S FIRST TEST AT EL CENTRO, CALIFORNIA.

  • Description

    A NEW LANDING SYSTEM TO RETURN AMERICAN MANNED SPACECRAFT SAFELY TO EARTH RECENTLY PASSED IT'S FIRST TEST AT EL CENTRO, CALIFORNIA. A BOILER PLATE TEST VEHICLE, BUILT TO THE SAME SIZE AND WEIGHT AS AN APOLLO THREE-MAN SPACECRAFT, WAS RELEASED FROM THE U.S. AIR FORCE CARGO PLANE AT 13,000 FEET.

    SUSPENDED UNDER A CLUSTER OF THREE NORTHROP PARACHUTES, THE TEST VEHICLE DESCENDED AT A RATE OF 25 FEET PER SECOND, WELL WITHIN HUMAN TOLERANCE. THE PARACHUTE SYSTEM - SIMILAR TO THAT USED FOR POSSIBLE USE IN RETURNING SPACECRAFT FROM A LUNAR MISSION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2RS8N0WU6NKU2B9HCXVO0L3M9
    Media URN:
    VLVA2RS8N0WU6NKU2B9HCXVO0L3M9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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