shrimpy indian women on mars

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Wed Jun 07 2000 - 20:53:49 MDT

> Damien Broderick wrote:
> But marooned on Mars with the other guys in an all-male crew, maybe I'd
> eventually get more sentimental about my buds...)

If you were marooned on Mars, most likely the rest of the crew
would be all women. Rejoice Damien! On the other hand, they
would likely be reeeeallly tiny. I found a study today regarding
low body mass indices and the effect on low birth weight babies.
The studies included ~2400 subjects from India, and 81 of them
had a mass of less than 35 kg, but that is the lowest category, so
I dont know what the actual smallest would be. I need to know
that in order to do first order weight calcs for a Mars mission.

Question please anyone: do you suppose a 35 kg woman would
need half the food, water and oxygen of a 70 kg woman? Does it
scale linearly? spike

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