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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