Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Friday, December 19, 2014

Space History I Didn't Know.

The capsule escape rockets for the Mercury and Apollo capsules worked in one unmanned test in each program when the booster rocket failed.

Here's silent footage from the Mercury-Atlas 3 test.

For Apollo, the booster was a Little Joe. The flight was one of a series to test the escape rocket system, but the booster itself came apart, resulting in a "no shit" firing of the escape system.

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