and a lever-arm on the parachute rig to angle the capsule on the descent (not sure why, I guess for a better landing).
Wild guess: to make splashdown less impactful by avoiding a "belly flop" and hitting the water edge-first.
> ISS-Above has an advantage or two over those apps
But the advantages it supposedly has have nothing to do with it being a dedicted piece of hardware, and could be implemented better and cheaper in an app...
"The thinking is that about 100 million years after the Big Bang, this supermassive object attracted the gas and dust that eventually became the Milky Way. But there is a problem with this theory--100 million years is not long enough for a black hole to grow so big. The alternative explanation is that Sagittarius A* is a wormhole..."
No, the widely accepted alternative (aka, the actual mainstream consensus) is that the supermassive black hole and the galaxy grew together, not that the black hole came first and was supermassive before the galaxy existed. This wormhole theory is an answer to a question no one is asking.
Blessed be those who initiate lively discussions with the hopelessly mute, for they shall be known as Dentists.