Extreme Sport in Space

Over on the New Frontiers blog 'The Fool' has a post about the possible future extreme sport of spacediving. Spacediving would be a bit like skydiving except you start by jumping from the deck of a rocket 100km above the surface with a space suit, oxygen, and parachutes. I've done a tandem skydive and a bungee jump before and I remember trying not to look down and putting thoughts of the ground out of my mind. I don't think I could do that from a platform in space. The only thing to rest your eyes on is the ground - a whole planet of it! Perhaps I would be able to distract myself thinking about a bowl of petunias.

Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Thursday 03rd Jan 2008 (18:10 GMT) | Permalink
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