The aircraft Crash Safety Program - a NASA/FAA Joint project ; has been set up at Langley Research Centre in Virginia.
Still sequence - rockets, astronauts etc.
title - Aircraft Crash Tests.
shots aircraft landing and taking off.
MV trunk of small aircraft towed along.
GV high metal structure.
LS flood damaged plane towed along for testing.
LS space structure going down to land.
GV space structure from metal construction.
several shots aircraft trunk.
shots aircraft trunk lifted up on structure.
aircraft let go - crashes.
MV shots of damage.
MV Bob Thomson.
Slow motion crash.
title - SPACE benefits MEDICAL CARE NASA
screen with dots ap earing it pan to show man writing down results. CU hand.
LS man at machine.
MV astronaut in space.
shots of mobile health unit being towed.
LS Pateint escorted to unit (ext)
Shots computer room
MV unit. (ext)
LS doctors examining X ray, oscilloscope atc.
shots in control room.
"NASA presents Aeronauatics and Space report."
"Although the safety record of light aircraft continues to improve ..." there were more than 700 crashes and 1300 fatalities last year.
"the actual facility used to practice landing on them on."
this crash will be made at a 30mph impact "5 4 3 2 1"
"...describing what will follow these tes Langley Engineer Bob Thomson."
BOB THOMSON: "In the future what we hope to do is to integrate some energy absorbing concepts into airframe design technology .... with the airframe."
COM: "Crash worthiness tests like these may lead to design of light weight aircraft that can absorb much of the impact of a crash and hopefully reduce fatalities."
COM: "It's called Imblens - Integrated Medical and Behavioural Laboratoray Measuremen System...
"If successful this ... will provide medica services to many isolated centres on earth."
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Background: The aircraft Crash Safety Program - a NASA/FAA Joint project ; has been set up at Langley Research Centre in Virginia.
The aircraft is prepared - dummys xx electrics, to see what happens when an aircraft crashes.
It was designed to monitor the well being of astronauts. It is to be used to monior patients in remote areas. Field testing is to begin in 1975 in Touzn, Arizona.
information transferred from remote site to doctors many miles away.