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Roy Batty
2002-Mar-24, 04:41 PM
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/020322/12/cuz18.html
(i'm 6'3"..not fair!) /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif

Chuck
2002-Mar-24, 05:31 PM
6'2" and 50 (early middle age?)

Two strikes against me.

Kaptain K
2002-Mar-24, 07:10 PM
5'10", 53, overweight, out of shape, smoker. How many strikes do I get? /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_confused.gif

Jigsaw
2002-Mar-25, 02:51 AM
However, experts at the European Space Agency suspect the planned tests will tax the body so greatly that the experiments will fail. I can't help wondering uneasily what they mean by "fail". As in "die"?

Egad.

And I don't see why they want to do these experiments. When would an astronaut normally encounter 7 G forces, anyway?

During a typical shuttle flight, astronauts spend less than 30 minutes in hypergravity conditions - up to 3.2 G during take-off and 1.4 G on re-entry. Most of their journey is spent weightless as they orbit the Earth.
Somebody refresh my memory--what kind of G-forces were they able to achieve with the rocket sleds?

GrapesOfWrath
2002-Mar-25, 08:52 AM
On 2002-03-24 21:51, Jigsaw wrote:
And I don't see why they want to do these experiments. When would an astronaut normally encounter 7 G forces, anyway?

I sorta agree, but I believe the rational is that they want to condition the experimentees to high g forces before they go to 22 hours of twice g.

ToSeek
2002-Mar-25, 01:21 PM
On 2002-03-24 21:51, Jigsaw wrote:
Somebody refresh my memory--what kind of G-forces were they able to achieve with the rocket sleds?


48 Gs (VERY briefly).

Col. John Stapp obituary (http://www.af.mil/news/Nov1999/n19991118_992109.html)