Reply to post: Re: shuttle relies on an atmosphere in order to glide

Doctor Who becomes an illogical, unscientific, silly soap opera in Kill The Moon

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Re: shuttle relies on an atmosphere in order to glide

http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/k-12/airplane/glidshuttle.html

I rest my case.

Everyone knows it's not a great glider, but without that atmosphere it's going to be hitting the ground with an acceleration approaching g. Obviously you can argue on technicalities here to exactly what extent different parts of it's deceleration system plays - but without an atmosphere I think it's safe to say it's not going to be pretty.

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