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10g load not uncommon in front-end car wreck (m) (archive)

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Posted by JonM on January 15, 2000 at 10:02:02:

In Reply to: 2 straps hold in place, but good point....(eom) posted by Bradford on January 14, 2000 at 22:52:41:

So if your Bazooka Tube weighs in at 20 pounds (I have no idea how heavy they really are), the straps need to hold at least a 200 pound load (actually 100 each if there are 2).

OT RANT: This is why the Space Station is so expensive: everything needs to be built to survive (among other things) a 42g (!) load from Shuttle Launch. Worse still, almost everything needs to survive 2 launches and 1 re-entry in case we have to return hardware to Earth and repair it. For example, a 30 pound shroud will be built with enough straps and velcro to secure it as if it weighed over 1200 pounds on Earth.

Jon Maddux

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