Here’s how astronauts splash back to Earth

For about 15 minutes on July 21, 1961, American astronaut Gus Grissom felt at the top of the world – and indeed he was. Grissom crewed the Liberty Bell 7 mission, a ballistic test flight that launched him through the atmosphere from a rocket. During the test, he sat inside a small capsule and reached a peak ofContinue reading "Here’s how astronauts splash back to Earth" The post Here’s how astronauts splash back to Earth appeared first on Astronomy Magazine.

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Here’s how astronauts splash back to Earth

For about 15 minutes on July 21, 1961, American astronaut Gus Grissom felt at the top of the world – and indeed he was. Grissom crewed the Liberty Bell 7 mission, a ballistic test flight that launched him through the atmosphere from a rocket. During the test, he sat inside a small capsule and reached a peak ofContinue reading "Here’s how astronauts splash back to Earth"

The post Here’s how astronauts splash back to Earth appeared first on Astronomy Magazine.

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