Navy Research Study Conducted in 1975 at the Naval Research Cener New Orleans

I have a veteran that participated in a Navy Research Study testing the seatbelt harnesses for the Space Shuttle Program in 1975. How can i get a copy of that research that showed the veteran participated and any possible injuries while in the study? Thank you.

We are trying to prove neck and back injuries due to the impact tests.

  • We now know the research was done at the Navy Aerospace Research Center, New Orleans, Louisiana and lasted for 18 months.

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