We take seatbelts, airbag and ejector seats for granted but in the early days of the jet age the effects of high-speed travel where unknown especially when you had to make a quick exit.
One man made it his mission to find a way to protect jet crew and in the process made travel for every one a lot safer but he didn’t use crash test dummies, he used himself, the original human crash test dummy.
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Written & Researched
By Paul Shillito
Images and Footage
NASA, Boeing, USAF
Dept of Defence
Mike Mullen BMI