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An All-Female Mission to Mars?
10-21-2014, 01:07 PM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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Makes sense.

Quote:The calorie requirements of an astronaut matter significantly when planning a mission. The more food a person needs to maintain her weight on a long space journey, the more food should launch with her. The more food launched, the heavier the payload. The heavier the payload, the more fuel required to blast it into orbit and beyond. The more fuel required, the heavier the rocket becomes, which it in turn requires more fuel to launch.

Every pound counts on the way to space. NASA was keenly aware of this, and that’s why in the early 1960s it nearly considered a female astronaut corps.
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In the early 2000s, Alan Drysdale, a systems analyst in advanced life support and a contractor with NASA, was thinking about the problem of astronaut bodies. He turned to a NASA document on physiological metrics called STD-3000, Man-Systems Integration Standards (now revised to STD-3001), which details needs and effluents for a range of body types. The STD-3000 gave the stats for women whose size was in the fifth percentile to men sized in the 95th percentile, a range from about 4-foot-11 and 90 pounds to 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds. He crunched the numbers.

Drysdale found that a fifth-percentile woman would use less than half the resources of a 95th-percentile man. While we didn’t have a woman on the HI-SEAS crew who was in the fifth percentile, our stats were similar to the predictions.

Drysdale, who no longer works with NASA, is emphatic that the space agency wastes money and doesn’t consider cost-saving approaches like a Mars crew of smaller astronauts. He says his calculations suggest all things being equal, such a crew would launch for half the payload cost. “Small women haven’t been demonstrated to be appreciably dumber than big women or big men, so there’s no reason to choose larger people for a flight crew when it’s brain power you want,” says Drysdale. “The logical thing to do is to fly small women.”

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Read the whole thing here > http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and...ingle.html
10-21-2014, 01:58 PM #2
White Ribbon call me
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amen, sister.

İmage
10-21-2014, 02:10 PM #3
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10-21-2014, 02:16 PM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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(10-21-2014, 02:10 PM)Cosmic August Wrote:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_Needs_Women

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNmwwz07ftAembedded

Quote:Kirk later called the film "undoubtedly one of the stupidest motion pictures ever made. How I got talked into it, I don't know."

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10-21-2014, 02:20 PM #5
White Ribbon call me
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it would all be going well until they all get on the same cycle and it will end up a bloody mess.. 13.gif 13.gif
10-21-2014, 02:24 PM #6
Ruby Wolf Member
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I grew up watching those types of low budget horror and science fiction and monster movies and so did hundreds of millions of other people and many of those films are cult classics seen again and again and for good reasons some of them are so bad they're so awesome and some of them are not bad at all and many of those films dared to go where most big budget films wouldnt dare (*-*)

İmage
10-21-2014, 02:30 PM #7
Octo Mother Superior
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(10-21-2014, 02:20 PM)the white ribbon Wrote:  it would all be going well until they all get on the same cycle and it will end up a bloody mess.. 13.gif 13.gif

It's already called the red planet 13.gif
10-21-2014, 02:35 PM #8
Ruby Wolf Member
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(10-21-2014, 02:30 PM)Octo Wrote:  
(10-21-2014, 02:20 PM)the white ribbon Wrote:  it would all be going well until they all get on the same cycle and it will end up a bloody mess.. 13.gif 13.gif

It's already called the red planet 13.gif
The Angry Red Planet and this female lead actress doesnt have red hair by accident for no reason...

I mean like wow most of the film is really about a voyage to try and release her suppressed sexual frustrations just like the movie The Birds-1963 also is...

While encountering and battling and conquering the various symbolic demons of her body and mind along the way...

Strange hidden truths and weird subtlety disguised facts that fly right over many peoples heads while watching this and other such films...

İmage

10-21-2014, 03:52 PM #9
Ruby Wolf Member
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İmage İmage
10-21-2014, 04:01 PM #10
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10-21-2014, 04:07 PM #11
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10-21-2014, 04:17 PM #12
Octo Mother Superior
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Those old cult movies are hilarious chuckle.gif
10-21-2014, 04:27 PM #13
Ruby Wolf Member
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(10-21-2014, 03:52 PM)Cosmic August Wrote:  İmage İmage
If they dont already exist someone needs to make comprehensive large format (coffee table) books with laminated glossy images of hundreds (hey like why not thousands) of different science fiction and horror artwork and movie posters and movie theater lobby cards and pulp magazine covers (like those above) drawn and painted so imaginatively through the years and decades i mean like wow what fascinating and enchanting and mind expanding books they would be and i would rather gaze upon and think about fantastic fantasy images way more than any classic paintings (*=*)
10-21-2014, 04:42 PM #14
yankees skier
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İmage

Biere.
10-21-2014, 07:22 PM #15
Ruby Wolf Member
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The ultimate male fantasy in glorious technicolor (*=*)




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