Hawking astronaut!

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http://www.technewsworld.com/rsstory/56068.html

Seems he is serious about it.
Without doubts,he deserves to go if he wants to.
So far it's just zero- G training,but I remember reading he dreamed
about longer living in an Earth orbit some day.
 
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That's great! I hope he stays safe. It has always been his dream to visit space.
 
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what possible good can come from that ?

marlon
 
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what possible good can come from that ?

marlon
Let the man have his fun: he sits in a wheel chair all day but has done more for the world than all of us here combined. He has earned the right to do whatever he wants.
 
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What possible good came from Tito or Shuttleworth going to [strike]space[/strike] a weightless environment?
 
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what possible good can come from that ?
Pleasure !
 
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Just to make sure no one got the wrong impression, he's going to fly in an airplane. He's not flying into space.
 
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Just to make sure no one got the wrong impression, he's going to fly in an airplane. He's not flying into space.
I didn't. But I couldn't get a better example for comparison than Tito/Shuttleworth. :)
 
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Cool, I think that virgin's aspirations to bring 'outer space' down to an accessible level to average every day people is pretty cool. I hope hawking gets to do that one day (supposedly he wants to).

I have seen videos of these 'zero g' airplane manouvers and if your head is in the wrong position, it meets the cabin at 10g, lol. Hope he enjoys himself :) He does deserve it.
 
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I have seen videos of these 'zero g' airplane manouvers and if your head is in the wrong position, it meets the cabin at 10g, lol. Hope he enjoys himself :) He does deserve it.
Deserve what? Hitting the cabin at 10g? :tongue2:
 
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It had to be done.
 
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:rofl: So wrong, Cyrus. So wrong.
I figure SH must laugh all the depictions that are done of him, though. He seems to have a really good sense of humor.
 
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Let the man have his fun: he sits in a wheel chair all day
Ok, whatever. But why is this in the news. Nobody cares.

but has done more for the world than all of us here combined.
:rofl:

Yeah right :rolleyes:

What exactly has he done for the world. Now, don't you come over here with this Hawking radiation stuff because that has NO value for the world what so ever. A doctor or a teacher has done much more for our society than some estranged theoretical physicist.

marlon
 
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So, you really cared about Ms.Spears shaving her head? And did that get rid of draughts somewhere in Africa? If THAT can be in the news (and it is, ALL the time), then so can this. :tongue:
 
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So, you really cared about Ms.Spears shaving her head? And did that get rid of draughts somewhere in Africa? If THAT can be in the news (and it is, ALL the time), then so can this. :tongue:
I would say that Ms. Spears has brought much more joy and hapiness to the world than Hawking ever did. Just think of what any artist means to his/her fans. Just look at yourself and assess how your preferred kind of music, book, film has a positive influence onto your life. You have not cared about Hawking and neither have I. I just say that we need to STOP this hypocritical behaviour of admiring this useless "genius".

marlon
 
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Just look at yourself and asses...
???

:rofl:

10characte
 
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???

:rofl:

10characte
:rofl:

yep that's a typo

sorry

marlon
 
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Hawking sold 9 million copies of A Brief History of Time. Even if you doubt his contribution to science, if nothing else, he helped raise the level of exposure of physics via his celebrity more than any regular teacher could.
 
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Hawking sold 9 million copies of A Brief History of Time. Even if you doubt his contribution to science, if nothing else, he helped raise the level of exposure of physics via his celebrity more than any regular teacher could.
Actually, 9 million copies really is not that much if you consider that such books are read by a limited audience and their interest is mostly very temporary. How many of these people actually become physicists ? That is the number you should have been giving me. The level of exposure of physics is raised by his work, yes, but what does this really mean to society ? You tell me that, please. A teacher that instructs 10 people and helps them on their way to acquire good jobs is far more useful. I would prefer to help "creating" 10 working people in stead of raising some awareness of physics.
 
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I would say that Ms. Spears has brought much more joy and hapiness to the world than Hawking ever did. Just think of what any artist means to his/her fans. Just look at yourself and assess how your preferred kind of music, book, film has a positive influence onto your life. You have not cared about Hawking and neither have I. I just say that we need to STOP this hypocritical behaviour of admiring this useless "genius".

marlon
Why do you have such a bone to pick with Stephen Hawking? He's useless?
 
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Why do you have such a bone to pick with Stephen Hawking? He's useless?
Fine, fine, i will shut up now. I just wanted to get my opinion "of my chest"

marlon
 
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Even P diddy loves Hawking, Marlon. D to the I to the D to the D to the Y thats Diddy.

Let the king have his whoppah, man.
 
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