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What'd you do if you were...

Discussion in 'Personal' started by lanokia, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

  2. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    I'd have a nasty accident of the bottom variety I expect :oops:. I honestly can't think of many things that would terrify me more.

    Good for Mr Peake though, it's obvious he's enjoying his time in space.
     
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  3. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    What would you do then @lanokia ? Would you be brave enough to go up there and do that?
     
  4. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    I'd want to do lots of somersaults and see the world from different angles.
     
  5. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    I'd go up yes... and I'd love to do a space walk...

    Sadly I doubt there is great demand for secondary school teachers in orbit...

    If only! I wanted to be an astronaut and my careers advisor said 'No, you're British... no Brit is going into space... pick something else!'... bet he was in on it with Peake!
     
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  6. GLsghost

    GLsghost Star commenter

    I sure as hell wouldn't have done what I saw Major Tim do this afternoon, which is make sure I was holding on tight with one hand and then UNCLIP the carabiner holding me to the ISS with the other hand! Assuming, like @RedQuilt , you could get me on the thing to begin with, I sure as hell wouldn't go out side and then, if I did, I sure as hell wouldn't be unclipping myself!!
     
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  7. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    I think Timmo said that if you can stop goggling Earth and look the other way the blackness is incredible. Like nothing you've ever seen.

    So I'd look THAT way.
     
  8. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    No, just no. I have sufficient anxiety on earth and am risk averse.
     
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  9. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

  10. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    I feel quite sick just at the thought of it.
     
  11. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    I wouldn't be there in the first place.
    I'm far too much of a wuss
     
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  12. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Well, Peake seems to have enjoyed himself!
     
  13. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    He's just beaming isn't he :). I'm glad the whole thing is a great experience for him.
     
  14. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    And as ParisianPearl said on the other thread... a real treat to see the Union flag on a spacesuit... makes me all proud and stuff!
     
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  15. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Are you allowed to take a bit of crumpet with you?
     
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  16. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Indeed yes...
     
  17. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

    i would. but my spacesuit would need a built in nappy.
     
  18. yodaami2

    yodaami2 Lead commenter

    I didn't watch it but surely there were 2 carabiners! One always clipped, like children doing those high level tree walk things. Which by the way is as far from the Earth's surface as I would go, and did go, and chickened out! Anyway, if there weren't 2 carabiners I'd like to suggest to NASA that they need a better risk assessment and management system!
     
  19. aspensquiver

    aspensquiver Star commenter

  20. cosmosinfrance

    cosmosinfrance Star commenter

    I'm watching it now. Thrilling and terrifying.
     

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