Topic: Vostok 1: Yuri Gagarin's personal parachute
Lou Chinal Member
Posts: 950 From: Staten Island, NY Registered: Jun 2007
posted 07-20-2013 06:39 PM
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.
Posts: 508 From: Louisville CO US Registered: Aug 2003
posted 07-23-2013 04:41 PM
The parachute was round, and had a small braking chute up top of the same shape. Fn=85m2.