20-Year Journey for 15-Minute Fall – NYTimes.com

May 26, 2008
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20-Year Journey for 15-Minute Fall – NYTimes.com

This actually really blew me away. I’m not that much for stunts. But think of it. If humans can actually dive into the earth from space and not die and not burn up it would radically change our notion of what the planet is, and our relationship with it. It would also change the notion of space safety, as you could just ‘jump’ if you got into problems in space without having to burn up. Yes, it is space fiction, but things like this do have an impact on how we see ourselves.

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