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  Vostok 1: Yuri Gagarin's personal parachute

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Lou Chinal
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posted 07-20-2013 06:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lou Chinal   Click Here to Email Lou Chinal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Was Yuri Gararin's personal parachute round or square? I saw a training photo in which he used a square canopy. But I also recall a painting of his descent under a round canopy.

kyra
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posted 07-23-2013 04:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kyra   Click Here to Email kyra     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The parachute was round, and had a small braking chute up top of the same shape. Fn=85m2.

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