Announcement at beginningnc_welcome.mp3 [0:23 128kbps 364kB]Recorded by Nicolas
Transcriptmale voice, french:Voyageurs de la Terre à la Lune, bienvenue à bord!
Veuillez baisser votre harnais de sécurité,
et garder bras et mains à l'intérieur de la navette,
pendant toute la durée du voyage.
La mise à feu est imminente.
female voice, english:Welcome aboard, Space Travellers!
Please lower your harness
and keep your hands and arms
inside the vehicle at all times.
Prepare for Blast-Off!
Some textual descriptions of the ride (selected excerpts from the Reports-section)
Testing the rideSteve Bramson and John Groper testing the rideScreenshots from the Documentary
Entering the cannonScreenshots from the Documentary
During the blast-offScreenshots from the Documentary
To the start positionDoing the turn before entering the cannonat the Space Mountain Homepage
... and FIRST ROW!
This photo during the ride was made just before entering the mountainmade by Mathias
Train entering the cannon
BOOM!Found at www.disneylandparis.com
The pusher vehicle consists of a chassis that's mounted on rails, below the main ride rails, and has a fin that interfaces with the launch pole on the train. An electric motor rapidly winds up a thick metal rope, that pulls the pusher vehicle up the track, that pushes the train up to the top of the catapult. This system is very similar to the high speed wench systems used to launch aircraft on carriers, only its more reliable and safer.
REPORTED: Alan Taff, 9 Mar 1996
Launch System Electric-motor-propelled catapult (similar to system used for aircraft carrier launches) Acceleration Up to 1.3 G during catapult launch (approx. 1.8 s to the top of the mountain) Speed at top 14 m/s Elevation during launch 26.5 meters Minimum Launch interval 36 seconds (5 trains running) Inclination 32 degrees Special effects Steam smoke system synchronized lighting audio "boom"
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