Columbia ejection seats - NOT -- NAC!!!!
blur at sympatico.ca
Sat Feb 1 14:18:07 EST 2003
> Hi All,
> I was as stunned as most of you probably were; however, the mission should
> have been aborted as quickly as practical when the damage to some of the
> structure happened on lift off. The stresses of re-entry are simply too
> great if anything is damaged.
There is no "OFF" switch on a solid rocket booster, you cannot abort.
Once they light up, you are committed.
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