Inside the ejector seat

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Jo Lancaster, one of the first to use an ejection seat in an aircraft
Jo Lancaster was one of the first to use an ejection seat in an airplane.

The ejection seat is ubiquitous nowadays in military fighter crafts, but it wasn't always so. Jo Lancaster became one of the first to use an ejection seat 70 years ago. This great video from BBC Science News explains the engineering behind early ejection seats.

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Jesse Rogerson, PhD

As a passionate science communicator, Jesse Rogerson loves promoting science literacy to the public. He frequently represents the Canada Aviation and Space Museum on television and radio, social media, and at conferences. A trained and practicing astrophysicist, Jesse holds a PhD in observational astrophysics from York University, and publishes his research in peer-reviewed journals. Jesse enjoys riding his motorcycle, board games, and ultimate frisbee.