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17 months in a space capsule!!!

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by three_bags_full, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070619/sc_afp/spacemarseurope_070619110956

    Wow. This is amazing to me. Can humans stand up to 17 months of isolation?

    One of the most interesting pieces I've read in a while.
     
  2. Pastor

    Pastor Active Member


    Well, this depends on whether or not an MTV film crew will be shooting it for a later airing date.

    In actuality, it depends on the personality of the people. If you throw together a mix of people with the goal of creating tension, then it will certainly happen.

    I wonder if the crew will be allowed email and internet access. I can't imagine any space station not having access to that.
     
  3. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member



    The story said they'd be allowed a delayed radio link that would allow them to communicate over a 40-minute delay.

    The fucking Postal Service is faster than that. Geez.
     
  4. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    They're simply trying to simulate the time delay in a manned mission to Mars. This experiment is a necessary evil, although it won't be easy and they'll definitely have to find a crew that has decent chemistry.
     
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    This is how we fix things in Russian Space Station...

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  6. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

    Yes, that's lovely.
     
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  7. Pastor

    Pastor Active Member


    Right, but that would be the equivalent of a phone conversation. But, I don't see how astronauts, while in space, can't transmit to and from satellites, also in space, data which would give them some form of internet, even if it is at a 14.4 level.
     
  8. It could be worse: 17 months in a space capsule with JDV.

    I'll take isolation thank you very much.
     
  9. Del_B_Vista

    Del_B_Vista Active Member

    What kind of quality applicants do they expect for $150 a day? Freakin' sportswriters?

    Oh, and my personal record for isolation in interlocked capsules (a submarine) with absolutely no outgoing communications (albeit with a few more folks on board) is 45 days.
     
  10. lantaur

    lantaur Active Member

    Well, it's not like they'll need any cash for at least 17 months .... ;)
     
  11. They could hire the Pirates beat guys.
    They're used to working in isolation.
    Thank you.
    I'll be here all week.
     
  12. Pastor

    Pastor Active Member


    Well, we know that $150/day would be a big increase.
     
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