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    Space Diving

    This sounds way cool !



    Sixty miles up, you sit in a chair on the open deck of a small rocket, admiring the stars above, the Earth far, far below. The vacuum beyond your visor is cold, but it would boil your blood if your pressure suit failed. You give your parachute straps a reassuring pat. It’s utterly silent. Just you and your fragile body, hovering alone above the Earth. “Space Diver One, you are go,” crackles a voice in your ear, and you undo your harness and stand up. There’s nothing for it now: You paid a lot of money for this.

    You breathe deeply and leap, somersaulting into the void. The mother planet is gorgeous from up here. You barely perceive that it’s rushing up toward you, and your body relaxes. You streak into the atmosphere at 2,500 miles an hour, faster than anyone’s ever gone without a vehicle. The sky lightens, the stars disappear behind the blue, and a violent buffeting begins. You deploy your drogue chute for stability; an uncontrolled spin in this thin air would rip you apart. The thick lower atmosphere slows you to 120 mph—terminal velocity. After a thrilling seven-minute plummet, you pull your main chute at 3,000 feet, hands shaking, and glide in for landing. A mile away, your rocket retro-thrusts its way gently to the ground.
    A Deplorable Bitter Clinger

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    i wanna retro-thrust too.

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    ^^ I'm to old for that, do they do coach trips ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim View Post
    ^^ I'm to old for that, do they do coach trips ?
    I've heard they do but the fee is like mun paeng maak!
    >1 million USD and the sign-up list is maxed out already.
    This stuff is going to happen soon...

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    ^ I can't afford that on my pension.
    I would like to go but I think I will stick to my annual Bognor Regis trip with the Darby & Jone Club.

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    i hope scientists arent wasting their time on this nonsense when they should be busy inventing lifelike robot women sex slaves and more important stuff like that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim View Post
    ^ I can't afford that on my pension.
    I would like to go but I think I will stick to my annual Bognor Regis trip with the Darby & Jone Club.
    Can't afford it either.
    Same budget as you - equivalent of an annual trip to Skeggie if I were living in the UK...

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    ^ Ahh Skeggy. I can only dream about that place now.
    It's a long way from the warden assisted home and the colostomy bags would fill up so we always choose Bognor .

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimboyfat View Post
    i hope scientists arent wasting their time on this nonsense when they should be busy inventing lifelike robot women sex slaves and more important stuff like that
    see the movie "Cherry 2000"....

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    Looks like this Space Diving thing isn't so far-fetched after all:

    Skydiver plans head-first freefall from the edge of space in dizzying bid to break Mach 1

    But he must wear a special suit to ensure his body fluids don't boil.

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    Lets have a whip round for Terry, see if we can get a good discount without the suit!

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    On a related note, here's an article on how long you can survive in space without a spacesuit.

    "In the new sci-fi film Sunshine, an astronaut named Mace must leave his spacecraft without a protective suit. He makes it through his exposure with only a case of frostbite. Could you really survive outer space without a suit?"

    Anybody seen this movie yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jizzybloke View Post
    Lets have a whip round for Terry, see if we can get a good discount without the suit!
    Nahh, give him the suit. Just skip the parachute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee View Post
    On a related note, here's an article on how long you can survive in space without a spacesuit.

    "In the new sci-fi film Sunshine, an astronaut named Mace must leave his spacecraft without a protective suit. He makes it through his exposure with only a case of frostbite. Could you really survive outer space without a suit?"

    Anybody seen this movie yet?
    finished dling but low on the watchlist.

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    bugger!

    and i thought i was uber cool chucking my 'ha-sip pee laew' self out of on aging Russian chopper over Vientiane last April. biggest thrill since my naked bungy jump on south padre spring break 1992.

    does adrenaline go 'off' or do some people have a higher level of excitement?
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