You're already on the ground you tard, and the shuttle had no ejection system - Arc.
: Oooh, you're on
. Alright, then GM, how in god's name did the shuttle decelerate ? You hit pavement without parachutes and lived to tell about it - not to mention that the parachutes themselves would be torn to shreds.
Don't try to say thrusters either, because those'd be knocked out.
The shuttle deployed the parachutes, genius. Like airdropping a supply crate. The inertial dampers did most of it, then the parachutes took over after they fizzed. See, the shuttle dropped in most of the way via the dampers. The deadzone was well within the atmosphere, so it was just a case of coasting down the rest of the way by parachute once the dampers had done the grunt work. - Arc.
: Psh, intertial dampeners ?!
Arcalane in PM wrote:
Because it was a shuttle primarily designed for interstellar flight, and the explosive bolts were meant for the DOORS.
So let me get this straight. A shuttle not
supposed to be hitting atmo is equipped with intertial dampeners - which, BTW, aparently work like braking rockets ? The ship designers must've built in a baby changing table too; it'd only be one more superfluous addition.
In any case, I'm done debating :D. I feel I've won enough to feel okay.
Primarily, not solely. It was also designed for re-entry. The dampers also incorporate anti-gravity systems. :roll: -Ac.