Thursday, April 26, 2007


Stephen Hawking is going .. well not to orbit but he's going to experience zero-g.

What a marvelous experience for a guy bound by gravity and circumstance to a chair. He may get to orbit yet - Sir Richard Branson is going to give him a seat on VirginGalactic.

I'm humbled that other people have framed this in a far more entertaining manner than I can manage - I won't even try.
Space is to humans what Beethoven is to dogs. I don’t think we have the slightest idea what we don’t yet understand.

Just thought of something: What holds the paraplegic in their chairs? What keeps them from shooting around the room, stopping their progress with a finger, floating from desk to desk?


And gravity isn’t a big issue . . . where?

Cross Posted to The Daily Brief.
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