posted on Mar, 16 2013 @ 09:57 PM
Jet shoes experiment circa 1967 NASA (youtube vid)
uploaded Feb 5th, 2013
fair [color=gold] WARNING: There are naked feet in this video.
And no music (oh the humanity) no music or sound.
The test pilot is suspended from a harness sideways to zero out the effects of gravity and test the shoes in a point to point transition.
30 degree angle test to see how the thrust will relate to the wearers center of gravity.
A wind tunnel balance used to measure x,y,z, pitch, yaw, and rotation.
Wearing shoes while inside a pressurized suit. Test pilot mounted sideways to neutralize the effect of gravity.
Air-Bearing Simulator of General Dyamics to check attitude control. The test pilot keeps his arms crossed to minimize the effect of his own body on
Space Operations Simulator: Denver, Colorado.
Runtime of the whole silent video is 9:58
Post Script: The budget for NASA in 1967 was 5,425 million at 3.45% of the federal budget.
This would be 29,696 million in 2007 inflation adjusted dollars
edit on 16-3-2013 by mikegrouchy because: (no reason given)
edit on 16-3-2013 by mikegrouchy because: (no reason