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Posted by: james 123 - Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:04 pm
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Post Tower Jet   Posted on: Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:04 pm
Does anyone know the purpose of the tower jet on the 1960s era apollo rockets. Iam still trying to figure that out.


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Post Re: Tower Jet   Posted on: Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:16 pm
What is a tower jet?
Do you mean the Launch Escape System?

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Post Re: Tower Jet   Posted on: Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:05 pm
While watching the movie Apollo 13 about 75% into the flight they activate the tower jet and it rockets away from the spacecraft does that contain the amergency parachutes? I'am still trying to figure this out.


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Post Re: Tower Jet   Posted on: Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:08 pm
What I mean is on the last stage from liftoff the astronaut says tower jet and the nose off the spacecraft rockets away.


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Post Re: Tower Jet   Posted on: Sat Nov 07, 2009 12:22 am
Its the Abort stage. Through most of the ascent it has the ability to pull the command capsule away from the rest of the rocket.

Towards the end of the ascent it is jettisoned to save weight.

Esacpe Tower Jettison... 'Tower Jet'

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