Reentry is very critical in Apollo. The last time I looked at my computer, we were...
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Reentry is very critical in Apollo. The last time I looked at my computer, we were accelerating through 39,000 feet per second, which is, uh, translates to over 26,000 miles an hour.
A rifle bullet only goes 2,000 miles an hour.
You, you are literally on fire. Your, uh, your heat shield is on fire, and it's streaming, its fragments are streaming out behind you. It's like being inside a gigantic lightbulb.
The reentry started at 400,000 feet, and by the time you got to 90,000 feet you're basically comin' straight down, free-fall.
Clip duration: 40 seconds
Timestamp in movie: 01:26:44
Uploaded: 28 March, 2022
Genres: documentary, history
Summary: The crew members of NASA's Apollo missions tell their story in their own words.