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what microgravity feels like - very short term microgravity
« on: January 24, 2019, 04:31:56 am »
Got $5400 you want to blow in a very short time?

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Re: what microgravity feels like - very short term microgravity
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2019, 02:56:10 pm »


Excuse me but the   picture  shown  is  that of  Robots or  humans?
 

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Re: what microgravity feels like - very short term microgravity
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2019, 03:11:02 pm »
Humans!
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Re: what microgravity feels like - very short term microgravity
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2019, 03:15:14 pm »


What  is your  opinion  about human  physiological functions  acting normally in this scenario.
 

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Re: what microgravity feels like - very short term microgravity
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2019, 07:05:38 pm »
I get the feeling that she was the noisiest thing on the aircraft including the engines.

Would I do this if I had the money? Hell yeah!!
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Re: what microgravity feels like - very short term microgravity
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2019, 07:12:07 pm »
I spent a week flying missions on the NASA microgravity aircraft out of Johnson Space Flight Center in Houston.  We did 40 parabolas per mission, one mission per day for four days (Tues.-Fri.).  Monday was aircraft setup day.  My experiment was creation of cerium oxide nano-particles in near zero-G.  I have to say it was quite an experience.
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Re: what microgravity feels like - very short term microgravity
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2019, 09:03:45 pm »
No way, I'd probably be sick. I might consider it if someone offered me a lot of money.
 

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Re: what microgravity feels like - very short term microgravity
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2019, 10:42:10 pm »
That would be fun especially if the redhead is included as part of the ride.  >:D
 

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Re: what microgravity feels like - very short term microgravity
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2019, 05:08:41 am »

 :palm:

I think she felt a little bit sick like most people do. I suspect I would be in that category, as I even get nauseous watching videos sometimes.

But, in space, I guess what happens is you can't stay nauseous forever!

Once you get over that then it must be a lot of fun.

But 21 seconds is pretty short. I always thought it was more like 45 seconds.

On YouTube they also have videos of cats in microgravity. I don't think any cat has ever been up for any longer than that.

So you can see they are in a state of pure panic where they keep trying to right themselves - but which way is up?

Geckos, interestingly (whose biologically unique toe structures allow them to cling to things) seemed to be having a ball, literally, tossing a collar ring back and forth. Geckos seemed particularly well-adapted to weightlessness.
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Re: what microgravity feels like - very short term microgravity
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2019, 05:26:39 am »
I'd fucking love it. I'd rather it to be more permanent like on the ISS, but the ability to just move in any direction, however you like, it might be worth the head cold.
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Re: what microgravity feels like - very short term microgravity
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2019, 05:55:28 am »
In microgravity we should quite literally "grow up", in a different way, as a heavy weight is literally lifted from us.

So, people get taller in space, your spine decompresses. People with a number of diverse health problems might find they resolved in space. Possibly for good. However, the unloading of your skeletal muscles leads to a wasting syndrome which means people need to get lots of exercise to prevent their bones and muscles from being consumed because your body thinks you don't need them any more so it "eats" them. Resveratrol which mimics caloric restriction also seems to prevent the wasting somewhat, in animals at least. That is potentially a big discovery.

I think the thing I would enjoy the most is tumbling head over heels, doing acrobatics, I love that kind of stuff but have not done it in ages because its scary as you get older. I can now only get that feeling underwater, when diving. Letting go of the stuff we're always attached to, now.. wow, that would be something very very neat.

If I had a sudden windfall, would I spend $5400? No, I would try to get comped in. Somehow. At least get a discount. I'm afraid I'm not cut out for that kind of space tourism.

Too mindful of the economics. I'd likely try to get experience in microgravity via a different, nonprofit route.
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