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What would YOU expect in ECT-101's first class cabin?

Personal video screens.
- 10 (5%)
Lay-flat seats.
- 11 (5.4%)
Mini wet-bar.
- 9 (4.5%)
Wi-Fi/Internet Connection.
- 22 (10.9%)
Great Food.
- 7 (3.5%)
Wait, this flight will last what, 30 minutes?
- 27 (13.4%)
Barf bags.
- 11 (5.4%)
COOKIES!
- 2 (1%)
WAFFLES!
- 12 (5.9%)
Emergency EVA suits.
- 18 (8.9%)
Space Toilets.
- 10 (5%)
Space Sleeping Bags.
- 1 (0.5%)
Space Pillows.
- 4 (2%)
Space Space!
- 6 (3%)
Tethers for Null-G "bumps".
- 7 (3.5%)
Duct Tape for AnthroPC's.
- 13 (6.4%)
Richard Branson sitting next to you.
- 8 (4%)
Winslow sitting next to you.
- 5 (2.5%)
Something COMPLETELY Different.
- 10 (5%)
Gravity Dampeners.
- 9 (4.5%)

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Author Topic: WCDT 2106-2110 (January 23-27, 2012) - QC IN SPAAAAAACE!!!  (Read 33037 times)

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Re: WCDT 2106-2110 (January 23-27, 2012) - QC IN SPAAAAAACE!!!
« Reply #250 on: 29 Jan 2012, 09:22 »

And I think I'd keep my seat-belt buckled in such a situation. Call me provincial, but I'd prefer to remain tethered to the spacecraft at all times.

Heh, I think you'd just miss out on all the zero-g fun.  Because unless you're afraid you'll waft into a vacuum chamber and get ejected accidentally, there's pretty much no situation in which being "tethered" to a spacecraft will stop you from dying in the event of a malfunction.

Being seatbelted into a car = you'll probably survive a crash.  Being seatbelted into a spaceship = who cares, all the air whooshed out when you hit that asteroid, and you're a popsicle to boot :P (or maybe you explode?  Any sciencey-types able to verify?)
So totally not the point. I agree with the AI's assessment of less than a second of terror. The issue with staying tethered to the spacecraft at all times is two fold. One, while tethered, I'd retain a frame of reference with which to combat the vertigo. Two, it's one thing to use my own power to thrust myself accidentally into a bulkhead. It's quite another thing for the spacecraft to use its maneuvering thrusters to thrust its bulkhead into me.
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Re: WCDT 2106-2110 (January 23-27, 2012) - QC IN SPAAAAAACE!!!
« Reply #251 on: 29 Jan 2012, 09:24 »

In Soviet Russia, spaceship thrusts you! :mrgreen:
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Re: WCDT 2106-2110 (January 23-27, 2012) - QC IN SPAAAAAACE!!!
« Reply #252 on: 29 Jan 2012, 10:01 »

a.) Shuttle, Mir, ISS and Skylab crews seemed to spend plenty of untethered time (all craft had maneuvering thrusters).
b.) A good reason for the spaceship to keep it's holopants on.
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Re: WCDT 2106-2110 (January 23-27, 2012) - QC IN SPAAAAAACE!!!
« Reply #253 on: 29 Jan 2012, 10:56 »

NASA accidentally exposed a worker to vacuum once. He didn't explode. The last thing he remembered before passing out was the feeling of his tongue fizzing as his saliva boiled.
Nothing about pooping? That's good.

Well, nothing they were willing to report...
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Re: WCDT 2106-2110 (January 23-27, 2012) - QC IN SPAAAAAACE!!!
« Reply #254 on: 29 Jan 2012, 15:16 »

I remember reading something about Apollo 8's CM smelling ... interesting ... when the frogmen opened the hatch.
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Re: WCDT 2106-2110 (January 23-27, 2012) - QC IN SPAAAAAACE!!!
« Reply #255 on: 29 Jan 2012, 15:21 »

I remember reading something about Apollo 8's CM smelling ... interesting ... when the frogmen opened the hatch.

That was more due to sickness than decompression.
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