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Dirk C. Gibson
This chapter described and documented the inherent dangers associated with
rocket transportation. It was revealed that rockets are the most hazardous mode of
transportation ever invented. The intrinsic fact of rocket risk was acknowledged, and the
technological nature of rocket risks explored. Spacesuit safety and efficacy were
examined. The rigors of acceleration and deceleration were considered.
Apollo XIII, Armadillo Aerospace, Booz Allen Hamilton,
catastrophic engine failures, combustion gasses, Commercial Space Act, Federal
Register, life support systems, mechanical/thermodynamic, Mojave Spaceport,
Northrup-Grumman, propellant, Rand Corporation, Scaled Composites, Space-X,
SpaceShip Two, thermal radiation, thermodynamic, toxic vapor hazard, Virgin
The University of New Mexico USA.