So what happens to a shuttle that enters a black hole? This is really a 2 part question. The first part is what I am more intrigued about more or less because someone here is liable to give me a definate answer. What perplexes me is this: assuming i was able to avoid the acreation disk and debris surrounding most stellar singularities and let my ship fall naturally into the black hole, would it really get ripped appart? Aren't I just following the space-time curve in a relative manner? Am I not just free-falling in empty space, with no atmosphere to resist me and cause me to burn up? Then, supposing I could cross the event horizon intact, is there even a singularity inside? Or is it just a mathematical artifact? As far as I can tell, the coefficient between a BH mass and the perimeter of it's event horizon eliminates the actual need for a singularity... Especially since the laws of physics break down in there as I've read. I appreciate any info or theories regarding this but please address my main issue!!! Thank you very much in advance, I am new here and very excited to have found such an awsome forum!