sreda, 02. marec 2011

Weightless clumsiness


Time is running fast, running really fast here. Since Thursday, everyday we where upon something, Saturday was the top cherry the Zero G flight, then Universal studios, then Space center Kennedy, yesterday alligators. This morning I am finally able to get some words together about it, yet the zero g stays a puzzle that will I will be solving in next days. Was just so great.

Project N8 Producers gathered people from all around the world and it was nice to see how good group came here. We all had great time together also on the "unofficial" evenings where we spend some great moments together.
So, the Zero gravity flight. We went to the airstrip where the Zero G plane was waiting for us. Before that we had a safety briefing just like we do at hang gliding comps just that here weather was not a part of it :) They explained us a bit about behavior in the weightlessness as usually people start to swim when it happens :) Not nice to kick someone in the air like this :)
The parabola was made of +2G that then transformed first one to Mars gravity (2/3G) then to 2 parabolas with Lunar (1/3G) and then finally to a zero one.
They did that so we could adjust us to the felling of weightlessness. The party could begin :)

The actual feeling is somehow hard to explain. Like being under water with out resistance. Every movement you do causes you to move for infinity until you don`t stop yourself punching to the other side of the plane or to someone else. Feet down coming, feet down coming was the signal that told us to get in to position where we will get back on the floor so you better be with your legs down when this happened and maybe not up on the roof as you had 2 m to get down :)

Chaos a nice chaos with group of people floating around. After five parabolas, first stomachs started to feel bad so they where escorted to the back of the plane, yet, they did not solve the problem also there as they experienced all other parabolas by being seated to the plane seats.

I have to admit, after the 15th the last parabola I was white in my face as well, I think another one would make me use the bag that they gave us for the emergency :) Nena was on the other hand felling ok, she even took the snacks that they gave to us just after the last parabola.

After experience like that you, ask yourself how it looks like to be in space. If you would ask me that right after the Zero G I guess I would throw up :) But, this was a controlled fall that ended up by taking the +2G again and then again to zero G, maybe this is bigger problem then just floating around in space. Susan Kilrain, the astronaut from one space shuttle mission said that the hardest thing in zero G is to be relaxed, funny, we al think that being weightless means enjoying it and being relaxed with it on the other hand you are actually all the time trying to get in to the proper position. She said, you really miss to sit down :)
They need somehow three days to adjust to this felling.

That is a short version of the feelings that I was able to put together in my head. I had some footage of the Zero G flight that I was able to put together really fast in Pinnacle that I just don`t like anymore as I am spoiled by the Premiere. Enjoy the ride :)


1 komentar:

Michael Hell pravi ...

awesome video man, very jealous! :)