[space] What happens when an astronaut in orbit says he’s not coming back? … The fascinating story of why the Space Shuttle had a combination lock on it’s exit hatch. ‘After learning a hard lesson regarding cabin pressure and complicated locking mechanisms in the Apollo 1 fire, NASA had designed the Shuttle hatch to open outward. It was a relatively simple procedure, requiring little physical force, as the hatch opened into the vacuum of outer space.’

Why Did the Space Shuttle Have a Combination Lock on It’s Exit Hatch?

This entry was posted on Thursday, March 21st, 2024 at 11:45 am and is filed under Space.

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