Re: Mars in two weeks?

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Fri Jan 05 2001 - 21:55:56 MST

Brent Allsop wrote:

> How many gs can a human stand for extended periods of time?

At least 2 g. There was a recent centrifuge experiment at Moffett
where they were asking for volunteers for a 48 hour 2 g experiment.
Of course I said MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! But they wanted men
less than 35 years, and Im 40 so I begged and pleaded and agreed
to sign anything they wanted and remember John Glenn and yakkity yak
and bla bla until they finally took pity on me and agreed to talk it
over. Turns out I was too tall, dammit. {8-[ The centrifuge could
only take someone 69 inches or less and Im 6 ft even (183 cm) and
they werent about to redesign the chamber. {8-[ grrrrrr...

> That's the ultimate speed limit for humans right?

Sure but what if they are submerged in water? spike

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