Sunday, October 14, 2012

Space Jump

I am bored and the blog needed an update. Just put this up for the fuck of it. There is a reason why the label for this one is Rambling / Revelations and NOT Think About It.


Total success. After many delays, Felix did it. He reached the highest altitude ever reached by any man in a balloon, more than 127,000 feet. He then jumped and went faster than any man, breaking Mach 1 (it's unofficial for now, they have to confirm it)


So all NASA had to do, to ensure the safe return (to earth) of its astronauts was:

  • Ejector seats
  • 34 point Check List
  • Include a sky diving crash course in astronaut training
  • Instructions on the ejector button reading 'Keep your head down and jump'.

In all honesty, I don't see the point (of NASA's space missions or of Felix's jump). With all these people flooding Twitter, the media coverage – there must be something about it (*scratches head… I don't see it, but – there must be something there, right?) I am sure my blog post doesn't matter (to Felix or to anyone else). As I mentioned earlier – I am bored. 

The guy was travelling faster than sound – well, if he landed SPLAT on the floor and we could still hear him talking – then PERHAPS I wouldn't contest the claim (nah. Actually I would suggest that there was a lag in the network).

You know what would be really nice? The footage of this jump being used in the next advertisement for Sprite. Voice-over while the Space Jump footage is being played - "This is BULL shit! <Pause> Sprite… Bujhaaye only pyaas. Baaki sab bakwaas".

7 Opinions:

Surya Murali said...

You know nothing, Jon Snow!

L o r d R a j said...


But I have a cool wolf for a pet. :D. " Come Ghost, lets walk. Jon Snow doesn't NEED to KNOW anything".

Surya Murali said...

Wait till Drogon gets Ghost's ass!! :P

L o r d R a j said...

There is absolutely no reason why one can't be civil.
I would LOVE having two pets. :D

Surya Murali said...

Er... I don't think the kitty likes being a pet... this kitty is a wild one! :D ;)

L o r d R a j said...

I was referring to the dragon...

Ha! Looks like Jon Snow DOES know a few things.

Surya Murali said...

Kitty does not part with her pets!

Jon Snow really has no :P