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Apollo 11 Anniversary Thread

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10 minutes ago, JamesHackerMP said:

anyone know how fast the capsule is going right before the chutes are deployed?

 

About 230 mph for the drogue chutes at altitude by the accounts I've seen. Apollo would be doing terminal velocity for that altitude....about 25,000ft...after falling through the thinner stuff above bleeding the speed down from about 24,500 mph at reentry. Apollo 10 holds the speed record for that at about 11.1 kilometers per second...24,800 mph.

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