Mark Atwood (fallenpegasus) wrote,
Mark Atwood
fallenpegasus

A hardcore sprint

I remember being part of a discussion on rasfw back in the day, when we realized that it was actually possible for a standard unenhanced human to run a 50 meter dash, naked, on the Moon, wearing only a pair of shoes and a pair of tightly fitted swimmer’s goggles.

Stay in a low pressure pure oxygen chamber for a few days to vent out all the neutral gasses from your body, transfer to an airlock with the same gas mix, take your mark, hyperventilate a dozen breaths, exhale, and leap out from the starting block as the outer doors open, keep your mouth and throat from closing, and sprint in a straight line, into a waiting open airlock that snaps shut behind you and crash pressurizes.

It probably wouldn’t even be all that much more painful than the pain of running 50 meters at competition speed already is.

You will be in a world of lethal hurt, if you trip.

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