Try drowning, not floating

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Just when you thought you’d heard enough space barf, Gravity comes out and ruins it for everybody. We’re going to get megadoses of NASA lies for a while, I’m afraid.

Really, Chris, your number one fear should have been about drowning in the NASA space pool, not floating away. I hear that in Gravity, however, they didn’t do any filming under water. They didn’t even use the 0G plane. Instead, they did it all hanging from wires. Guess we won’t see any more bubbles in future NASA footage.

It’s the fate every astronaut dreads: To quote Col. Chris Hadfield, author of the new memoir “An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth” (Little, Brown), “My number one concern . . . is to avoid floating off into space.”

via Astronaut’s worst fear: ‘floating off into space’ | New York Post.

More from NASA’s “Neutral Buoyancy Lab” :

POOLED OUT (full-scale model of ISS in the pool)
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NASA BUBBLE BUSTED (bubbles … and more bubbles)
www.cluesforum.info…

Gravity may be the most complicated and awesome movie ever filmed

After that, Sandra Bullock and George Clooney had to train to execute extremely convoluted dancing-in-space choreographies with perfect timing. They became Russian ballerinas doing their numbers suspended in a virtual reality box.

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2 thoughts on “Try drowning, not floating

  1. tsisageya

    My paradigm shift came when I understood physics, and the fact that rocketry cannot work in the vacuum of space.

    Boethius taught me that. I guess he\’s gone now.

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