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- adj. Capable of being steered.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Capable of being steered; dirigible.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of being steered: as, a steerable balloon.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. capable of being steered or directed
Trained as a quantum mechanic, Dr. Gerry Harp was deeply interested in possibilities for using the multiple telescopes of the Allen Telescope Array to generate steerable "beams" on the sky - beams that could be far smaller than any single antenna could produce.
Certainly if a C-130 can drop a 10,000 lb payload to troops in the field with steerable parachutes, NASA should be able to make these work.
Certainly with today's steerable parachute technology and energy absorbing materials, it is conceivable that they could be landed on dry ground without appreciable damage.
Or would a steerable parachute for the capsule achieve the same capability?
“They (the Tibetans) had steerable chutes, and they screamed “Geronimo” as they jumped, then chased each other down through the sky - yelling, laughing, trying to catch each other -- just having a hell of a time,” Frank Hollobar observed.
I know one guy who actually put a steerable camera on his plane and used a VR helmet, the emersion was incredible.
These days we're dropping beans to troops on steerable parafoil style parachues.
They were compact, highly steerable, and provided for fast flight.
Both she and Julie Ericsson had packed Vonblon steerable chutes as reserves and they had worked perfectly, though they never should have had to use them.
"So, we remember Drais because he built the first reliable two-wheel, steerable, human-propelled machine, and it is with us everywhere to this day."