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# A Why are astronauts seated with their backs parallel to the grounddeck during take off?

Updated: 4/28/2022

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8y ago

So that the men and woman who go into space can withstand the g force that is being put upon them roughly 22 g's the body can only take around 16 so if they are facing at right angles to the direction of the forces then the g force put upon said astronoughts will be reduced to a withstandable amount

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