beach huts hastings pier

Angle of Entry

Hastings Pier beach huts. Newly painted from sombre black (which I liked, although I appear to be the only person to do so).

Angle of Entry is the name of a Mutton Birds album. I never looked up what they were referring too, but I’ve always assumed it was spaceships returning to Earth.

The Apollo 13 module had to have an angle of entry between 5.3 and 7.7 degrees. Any shallower and the spacecraft would bounce off the atmosphere like a skimming stone. Any more and they’d get crushed by the G Force. If they didn’t burn up first.

This is why I’m no good at the sports round in a pub quiz.

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