Reply to post: Re: Performed as expected... SRB abort

Russian rocket goes BOOM again – this time with a crew on it

Rupert Fiennes Silver badge

Re: Performed as expected... SRB abort

Apparently they could never figure out how to safely jettison the SRB's while they were firing, so effectively the Shuttle was a prisoner of the SRB's until they burned out at 160K ft and Mach 4. By which time, bailout was impossible, even if you had ejection seats.

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