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Space In Motion

Discussion in 'Tech, Science, and Space' started by Robby, Aug 2, 2010.

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    This gimbal rig, formally known as the MASTIF, or Multiple Axis Space Test Inertia Facility, was engineered to simulate the tumbling and rolling motions of a space capsule and train the Mercury astronauts to control roll, pitch and yaw by activating nitrogen jets, used as brakes and bring the vehicle back into control. Image Credit: NASA (More at NASA Picture Of The Day)
     

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