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Spin Cycle

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The professionals at the Brooks City Air Force Research Lab in San Antonio, Texas, are experts on the forces caused by acceleration, also called "G forces." That's what people feel in their stomachs when riding a wild roller coaster. But at Brooks City, they specialize in the more powerful forces experienced by fighter pilots. Training in a human centrifuge under the guidance of people like SSgt. Andre Scott, an aerospace physiology craftsman, the pilots wear custom clothing and learn techniques to handle High G environments. They are taught to safely fly their aircraft to 9 Gs, far past the 4-6 G point where the average person would pass out.
Overview

Key Terms:

Acceleration
G Forces
Human Centrifuge

 

Related Links:

Brooks City Air Force Research Lab:
www.wpafb.af.mil

The Physics Classroom:
www.physicsclassroom.com

NASA G Force Study History:
history.nasa.gov

 

 

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  • Robert Meyer Foundation
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e-Learning for Educators/ APT Learn Online
  • Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham
  • U.S. Department of Education
STEM Education Initiative
  • Ann & Alfred F. Delchamps, Jr. Charitable Fund
  • BBVA Compass Bank
  • Beverly and Gary Cooper Charitable Fund
  • Community Foundation of South Alabama
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
General Educational Support
  • Alabama Department of Human Resources
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Books-A-Million
  • Honda Manufacturing of Alabama
  • Publix
  • Wells Fargo
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  • Alabama Power
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  • US Space & Rocket Center
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  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
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  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting