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Lou Chinal
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posted 09-21-2007 05:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lou Chinal   Click Here to Email Lou Chinal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does any one have any information on the shuttle escape personnel parachute? I know it has a drouge chute, but what type? How big is the drouge? Is it a guide surface, ribless guide surface? Ribbon? Ring-Slot? How big are the slots? Does anyone have one? Can I go to JSC to watch one being packed? Any information would be helpful.

-Thanks, Lou

LCDR Scott Schneeweis
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posted 09-21-2007 05:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LCDR Scott Schneeweis   Click Here to Email LCDR Scott Schneeweis     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Page's 8 and 9 of the following pdf (link) includes much of the information:
http://www.shuttlepresskit.com/scom/210.pdf

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Edited by LCDR Scott Schneeweis on September 21, 2007 at 05:45 PM.

Lou Chinal
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posted 09-22-2007 03:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lou Chinal   Click Here to Email Lou Chinal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Scott-
O.K.- Thanks! It's a 54 inch ribless guide surface. I would still like to see one up close! For anyone that's reading A Navy 26' conical is the ideal emergency parachute. It's what I used in a Cessna for many years and I'm glad to know it's used in the Shuttle today.
-Lou

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