Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: could you/would you do this?

  1. #1
    Very Active Member born2fly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Dayton, ohio
    Posts
    307
    Blog Entries
    27

    could you/would you do this?

    Personally I think I would go bonkers after a week. Not to mention the swimming withdrawls.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070619...e_070619110956

    greg

  2. #2
    Very Active Member ensignada's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Philadelphia area
    Posts
    764

    Re: could you/would you do this?

    I think I could hang in there for a long spell if I were alone. But being in that kind of confined space with other people would wear me down quickly.
    "...it is but well to be on friendly terms with all the inmates of the place one lodges in."
    Melville, Moby Dick

  3. #3
    Very Active Member Slowswim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Heidelberg Germany
    Posts
    1,043

    Re: could you/would you do this?

    That actually doesn't seem that cramped. The boredom will be the issue. Why can't they take a swim machine? It can be vertical or horizontal with mechanical resistance. A good pairing with the treadmills and stationery bikes NASA uses now.

    Or is this just an obvious attempt to get some quality Tri training in at someone else's expense?
    </IMG></IMG>
    I keep telling my coaches, "I am a sprinter" and "they keep saying you swim short races, but that is not the same thing." - Some Girl

  4. #4
    Very Active Member knelson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    8,143
    Blog Entries
    567

    Re: could you/would you do this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Slowswim View Post
    It can be vertical or horizontal with mechanical resistance.
    I supposed on an actual space flight they could mount a swim machine on the wall. There's no reason it would need to take up floor space. Or better yet, have a wind tunnel capsule in the spaceship where you would "swim" against the airflow. That sounds pretty fun!

  5. #5
    Very Active Member newmastersswimmer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Somewhere in Andromeda
    Posts
    1,747

    Re: could you/would you do this?

    I wonder how the real atronauts will survive the prolonged exposure to the solar winds though? My brother in law is an ex-flight director at NASA ...and he says this is one of the biggest obstacles. I think it would be interesting to see how the volunteers do though.

    Bork
    "The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits" Albert Einstein

    "I would love to help you out.....Which way did you come in?" Groucho Marx

    "24 beers in a case and 24 hours in a day....Coincidence?" Steven Wright

  6. #6
    Active Member Ivor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    London, UK
    Posts
    70

    Re: could you/would you do this?

    I have but four words for you:

    Lord of the Flies

  7. #7
    Very Active Member Peter Cruise's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Nanaimo, B.C. Canada
    Posts
    1,967

    Re: could you/would you do this?

    Ivor, you old anarcho-syndicalist...
    Life keeps throwing curve balls; the trick, I'm learning, is to duck...

  8. #8
    Very Fetching Rump SwimStud's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Out East...in the pool
    Posts
    5,309
    Blog Entries
    429

    Re: could you/would you do this?

    Quote Originally Posted by ensignada View Post
    I think I could hang in there for a long spell if I were alone. But being in that kind of confined space with other people would wear me down quickly.
    Depends who the others are



    .

  9. #9
    Very Active Member ensignada's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Philadelphia area
    Posts
    764

    Re: could you/would you do this?

    Quote Originally Posted by SwimStud View Post
    Depends who the others are
    Still too many people.....
    "...it is but well to be on friendly terms with all the inmates of the place one lodges in."
    Melville, Moby Dick

  10. #10
    Very Active Member Got Boost's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Pueblo CO
    Posts
    109

    Re: could you/would you do this?

    No to both. I get stir crazy staying in the house a couple days when my son is sick. The line "All Work and No Play Makes Jack a Dull Boy" comes to mind.
    Got Boost.
    And now my friend, the first rule of Itialian driving, whats behind me is not important.
    Franco, The Gumball Rally

  11. #11
    Very Active Member FindingMyInnerFish's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    1,306
    Blog Entries
    20

    Re: could you/would you do this?

    Well, darn! I'm over the max age, plus I don't live in one of the qualifying countries, so I guess I'll never know how I'd like such a ... um ... paid vacation. And they'll never find out what a perfect candidate I would have been.

    Phew! Dodged THAT bullet!

  12. #12
    Very Active Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Posts
    1,669

    Re: could you/would you do this?

    I've never understood why go to space. I find it so interesting just ot sit on a park bench and watch humans.

  13. #13
    Very Active Member 3strokes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Posts
    1,542

    Re: could you/would you do this?

    Quote Originally Posted by SwimStud View Post
    Depends who the others are
    'Zaktlee.

    Now, if it were

    1)
    me,

    2)
    that squad of ex-Israeli army gals from Maxim and

    3)
    an unlimited supply of Via....., er........... Cial........, I mean Oysters

    I believe I could be dragged there (kicking and screaming?) by a team of wild Percherons.
    ..... Where, Oh, where did I last see my swimming suit? Oh well!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •