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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Inside the ejector seat
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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. He co-developed a science communication workshop for Canadian science professionals, to instruct them in more effective methods of communicating their science. A trained and practicing astrophysicist, Jesse holds a PhD in observational astrophysics from York University, and recently published a peer-reviewed paper in The Astrophysical Journal. Jesse enjoys riding his motorcycle, board games, and ultimate frisbee.