My 8 year old self is shooting temporally displaced spit wads at the back of my 25 year old head today. Jealousy, thy name is NASA.
These are some iphone shots from this mornings briefing at NASA Ames. I guess this is post is the first of many about my experience as a test subject for NASA.
I’ve always wanted to go into space, and someday I may. But for now, I’m livin’ the (penultimate) dream, and will get to experience extended Zero-G the good old old fashioned way- aboard a padding-clad commercial airliner come roller coaster.
The real point of the exercise is to help NASA develop a sophisticated computer model for a new type of remote cardiography. Armed with the ability to take EKG-like readings with almost no dedicated equipment or technician, scientists will be one step closer to modernizing the extended duration human space flight experience.
The short term gain will be aboard the ISS, but long term the advance will be invaluable to any manned Mars exploration.
Also, I’m certain to vomit, live via twitter if possible.