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heng44
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posted 08-03-2013 01:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Astronaut Carl Meade is testing the Simplified Aid for EVA Rescue (SAFER) during the STS-64 mission in September 1994. SAFER allows astronauts greater mobility and a rescue device during extravehicular activity (EVA).

moorouge
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posted 08-03-2013 02:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for moorouge   Click Here to Email moorouge     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My immediate thought was, "Gosh! That's some bungee jump."

chappy
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posted 08-04-2013 10:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for chappy   Click Here to Email chappy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"Hey Felix Baumgartner, I could do better than what you did ages ago. I could do three times higher freefall than you!" LOL

garymilgrom
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posted 08-04-2013 11:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think falling (if you could do it - how do you stop your forward momentum) from 800,000 feet present different challenges than falling from 100,000 feet. Wouldn't the former generate much more thermal energy?

randy
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posted 08-04-2013 12:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My thought was something from Apollo 9: "Hey, you're upside down! Well, somebody is!"

moorouge
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posted 08-05-2013 04:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for moorouge   Click Here to Email moorouge     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by garymilgrom:
Wouldn't the former generate much more thermal energy?
A related query - would terminal velocity be the same?

Philip
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posted 08-09-2013 07:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
STS ... faded glory days

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