Thursday, November 17, 2016

Good Memories!

Had occasion to recall my visit to Copenhagen Suborbitals in Fall, 2013; one of the most exciting days of my life, a pressurized capsule egress test! In the photo, my buddy Kristian von Bengtson is watching over me as I just hauled myself out of the Tycho capsule's 88cm-diameter hatch! I haven't taken much time to explain the excitement of that 15 or so seconds that it took me to squeeze out of the hatch while the suit was pressurized!

A memorable, 15-second adventure! Video clip; I start out about just before five minutes in.  Today's suits are 1/3 the weight and bulk of that early model, and would be significantly easier in an emergency hatch egress!