Aero Med Research

December 10, 2012

The man in this photograph, Air Force Captain Brian Woodson, is a volunteer for an experiment researching the affects of ejection seats on humans. According to an article that goes with the picture, these experiments came about as a result of fatal accidents occurring during ejections from aircraft. The goal of this project was to provide data that could produce a "smart" ejection seat that would steer itself with the use of a built-in computer. Woodson was one of ten volunteers, who sat in the "impulse accelerator", which stops the chair with a force of around 30Gs, or thirty times the force of gravity. This photograph was taken on December 18th, 1984.

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