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A Soyuz "ballistic re-entry" which subjected the crew to 21 g
At the time when the safety system initiated separation the spacecraft was already pointed downward toward Earth, which accelerated its descent significantly. Instead of the expected acceleration in such an emergency situation of 15 g (147 m/s²), the cosmonauts experienced up to 21.3 g (209 m/s²).[2] Despite very high overloading, the capsule's parachutes opened properly and slowed the craft to a successful landing after a flight of only 21 minutes.
spaceflight  soyuz  accidents  history  cosmonauts 
5 weeks ago by jm

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