For Jeff Bezos and (possibly) Richard Branson to explode in the craft of a spacecraft built by their own companies, let’s take a look at an engineer and an Air Force scientist who wasn’t afraid to test his own design. Within a short time of WWII, with the advancement of aircraft technology, the U.S. Air Force realized that they needed to study the effects of degradation on the human body. During the war, aircraft designers believed that humans could only withstand the forces of the 18G. As such, the planes they built will only survive the effects of the 18G. Why build an aircraft that can withstand 25G when the person inside can die anyway, especially if it costs extra.
However, Colonel John Stop began to ask this question while analyzing the plane crash and disputed the figure. He believed that some pilots survived at higher GS, others died due to the effects at very low GS, and suspected that the pilots were actually killed by the design of the harness they left behind and by the cockpit around them. He and his team decided to explore it for themselves and discover how human beings could resist the influence. To do this, they created a rocket-powered sled nickname called the “G-Whistle”, which was capable of withstanding 100 g. After a dummy test, they create such melodies to withstand the sequence and to place the smashed Oscar (dummy) on a wooden windshield.
The idea was to test it only on crash test dummies, as people believed that people would die if the sled crank up to 18G forces. Stop wanted permission to let him go soon. He started testing at 10G, which he described as quite enjoyable. By separating the rocket and brake setups, the team was able to crank the GSK at the stop.
This was not a trivial matter. His ribs were torn and his wrists were torn, his feelings were lost and he suffered a lot of concussions. Yet he has embarked on a journey through GS. Going faster than 18G he was proving that it could survive, but the blood vessels dilated with pain (known as redouts) The blood was forced against his retina, like a capillary rupture. As he traveled backwards, blood rushed to the back of his head and his vision became blurred. He demanded to go faster.