posted on Apr, 23 2012 @ 05:54 PM
reply to post by Tholidor
Absolutely. Also, you're obviously far more familiar with the local area and surrounds than me, so this could well be the case... but (and I don't
know the answer to this, hence the question) would the shuttle or something similar normally create multiple booms? That sounds extremely violent...
hence my leaning toward 'Fire' rather than anything else, because if they were having structural integrity issues, then high speed, high loading
maneuvers of any kind would be out of the question, as the thing would just tear apart.
Don't forget too, that with a delta wing like the shuttle (or whatever the hell it is that they're now racing about in... the wing will be either
delta or dihedral of some sort), if they wanted to get down quickly, bleeding speed isn't the issue... that's a relatively simple exercise. Speed's
never the problem... it's rate of decent that'll kill you every time and it's trying to arrest this ROD that causes problems with these emergency
descents and at speeds producing multiple booms, the G's would be catastrophic!