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Comment: Re:Lot easier than it sounds (Score 2, Insightful) 187

by Jim Starx (#23358156) Attached to: NASA Wants to Take the Blast Out of Sonic Booms
It's got nothing to do with military vs. civilian. Airliners depressurize occasionally. But they fly low enough that simple airmasks can suffice while the pilots do an emergency descent into the range of breathable atmosphere. You fly high enough and an airmask isn't gonna do the trick anymore.

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