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(Short List)   Tune in to the live stream of Earth from the ISS for some Gravity-style chaos. Any minute now. Any minute   (shortlist.com) divider line 11
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2014-05-02 01:57:20 PM
DO SOMETHING! I DEMAND EXPLOSIONS!
 
2014-05-02 02:22:27 PM
I'm waiting for one of the dudes to come floating by propelled by their own flatulence.
 
2014-05-02 02:38:20 PM
Great. I'm waiting for Sandra Bullock to float by in t-shirt and panties, and I find Wolowitz getting pranked.
 
2014-05-02 02:52:49 PM

Tr0mBoNe: I'm waiting for one of the dudes to come floating by propelled by their own flatulence.


Every so often, I think "What kind of Delta-V would I get from pissing a full bladder in zero G?".

The only thing that stops me from calculating it is trying to explain to the distaffbopper why I'm attempting to measure the volume and velocity of my urine stream.
 
2014-05-02 02:59:50 PM
Now, be warned that the signal does sometimes cut out (because, well, space and that)

It's because of Aliens. You're not fooling me.
 
2014-05-02 03:11:04 PM

dittybopper: Tr0mBoNe: I'm waiting for one of the dudes to come floating by propelled by their own flatulence.

Every so often, I think "What kind of Delta-V would I get from pissing a full bladder in zero G?".

The only thing that stops me from calculating it is trying to explain to the distaffbopper why I'm attempting to measure the volume and velocity of my urine stream.


Should be able to estimate velocity simply from height & range, assuming an initially horizontal trajectory.

V = sqrt(gR^2/2h)
where
g = 9.81 m/s^2
R = stream range in meters, let's say 1.25 meters
h = height, 34" inseam + shoes & etc. makes it about 0.9 meters

V = 2.3 meters/second

Accounting for decreased range & pressure and volume as a function of duration of thrust is left as an exercise for the reader.
 
2014-05-02 03:38:26 PM
Will we see George Clooney?
 
2014-05-02 04:16:00 PM
OMG I dont see stars in the sky above the earth the moon landing was fake!!!K1k!K!K!!!!11!!
 
2014-05-02 04:26:24 PM
About to make landfall over Canada, passing over one hell of a storm system.
 
2014-05-02 04:36:37 PM
That's awesome.
 
2014-05-02 04:53:47 PM
So while Shortlist says 99 miles up, the ISS is 250 miles up. I know this now because they replied to my Tweet with the correct info.

I LOOKED LIKE AN IDIOT TO THE ISS PROGRAM SCIENCE OFFICE THANKS TO SHORTLIST!
 
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