Re: Mars in two weeks?

From: Doug Jones (
Date: Sun Jan 07 2001 - 16:51:53 MST wrote:
> Doug Jones wrote:
> > leak through the walls of the alveoli. In tests, healthy subjects
> > immersed in water were able to take about ten gees for about fifteen
> > minutes before losing consciousness.
> Darn, this is worse than I thought. If you're embedded in gel in
> supine position in respect to the acceleration vector plus use
> breathing assist ((de)compressing your thorax), do you think you
> could survive 4-6 g sustainably (i.e. for days without permanent
> trauma)?

Probably- but what would be the point? By the time anyone might be able
to build space drives that would acheive such huge delta-v, body mod
technology would have outstripped current limitations. It's the same
old singularity problem.

Doug Jones
Rocket Plumber, XCOR Aerospace

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