NASA Space Shuttle 'Last Second Zipline'

Emergency evacuation baskets are released from the Launch Tower for the very last time (2012 - 720p)

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0 1. cameramaster commented 9 years ago

I wonder what sort of G force there would be as they come to a halt?
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+6 2. segregatethelazy commented 9 years ago

skip to 2:07 for low to moderate amusement
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0 3. Natan_el_Tigre commented 9 years ago

#2 Here's a compact version:

And here's some backstory:
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+1 4. Pret121 commented 9 years ago

#(removed comment) Advertising on Snotr! You should be ASHAMED!!!! Release the hounds.
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+3 5. Geekster (admin) commented 9 years ago

#5 Thanks! The hounds had a good meal ;)
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-1 6. Judge-Jake commented 9 years ago

They could sells those to Alton Towers Theme park or Disney World. Be great excitement and anticipation as you wouldn't actually know when you got on the ride if you were going into orbit or if there was going to be a problem and you were going down the Zipline. At Alton Towers it would mostly be the Zipline :S
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+3 7. kirkelicious commented 9 years ago

#1 I estimate the baskets are traveling with 20 m/s when they hit the nets. It then takes them about 20 m to come to a halt. That would be between 1g and 2g deceleration force. Since it is applied gradually it cannot be too bad. Certainly not that bad, that i hadn't hitched a ride on the final descent :)