Subject: Why do shuttle astronouts experience less G forces than Apollo ones did?
Date: Sun Jun 4 22:09:15 2000
Posted by Matt Craine
Grade level: grad (non-science)
School: University of Colorado
City: Denver State/Province: Colorado
Area of science: Physics
I read that Apollo astronauts in the 60s and 70s experienced 9 Gs at some
point after lift off and that current shuttle astronauts only 3 Gs. What
has changed to allow this to happen? And when are these maximum G-forces
Re: Why do shuttle astronouts experience less G forces than Apollo ones did?
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