the fastest reentry ….. ever


The capsule followed a drastic reentry profile, going from a velocity of Mach 36 to subsonic speed within 110 seconds.[39] Peak deceleration was 34 g,[40] encountered 40 seconds into the reentry at an altitude of 55 km over Spring Creek, Nevada.[39] The PICAheat shield reached a temperature of more than 2,900 °C during this steep reentry.[41] The capsule then parachuted to the ground, finally landing at 10:12 UTC at the Utah Test and Training Range (40°21.9′N 113°31.25′W), near the U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground.

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