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2011-01-07T17:22:28.000Z
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Video Title:
Gemini TTV-1 Paraglider Capsule
Description:
Curator Michael Neufeld describes a paraglider landing system, considered by NASA at the beginning of the Gemini program, that would have the two-man Gemini capsule land on a runway after its return from space, rather than parachute into the ocean. Tested but never used to return a spacecraft from space, the Paraglider Landing System Program did prove useful in developing alternate landing techniques. The first of two full-scale, manned Test Tow Vehicles (TTV) built to train Gemini astronauts for flight and flown to perfect maneuvering, control, and landing techniques is on display at the Udvar-Hazy Center. Also on display is a Rogallo Wing used in tests with TTV-1 and TTV-2.
Video Duration:
1 min 34 sec
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Education  Search this
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Aeronautics;Flight;Space Sciences  Search this
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