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Zero G surgery, more than space stuff?

by Azuremen / September 26, 2006 7:55 AM PDT

Crazy sounding, but if the surgeons have a notice before the descent stops, they could probably keep too many things from falling on the floor Happy

Perhaps this "research" (or excuse to play in a fancy toy) is to observe what sorts of benefits you could get from the absence of gravity cause of how blood moves around?

Either way, I hope there is a video of them working in the special block on the airbus. Would be interesting to see how the work in 30 second windows.

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crazy idea...
by shawnlin / September 26, 2006 1:26 PM PDT

Those are NOT loops that Airbus A300 flies to provide some seconds of weightlessness ? they are parabolas. I think it?s a crazy idea to perform the surgery 30seconds at a time?although a bungee-jumper would probably be the best bet since they can handle different pressures on the body externally/internally... NASA does these type of flights to prepare astronauts for working in weightlessness ( They are also offered through commercial routes:

Here?s some info on medical practices in the space shuttle:

The Fire Guys Radio Show on - Show #16

A Medical Doctor/Astronaut from the Johnson Space Center, Mission Specialist Tom Marshburn, talks about Emergency Medicine in Space.

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by SantiagoCrespo / September 27, 2006 1:30 AM PDT
In reply to: crazy idea...

there's a reason they call it "the puke plane", it takes some training and a bit of not having any breakfast to do a zero-g flight.

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by gsmiller88 / September 26, 2006 7:35 PM PDT

The russians offer an hour or so of zero gravity time aboard some of their aircrafts (military). You can sign up for it for merely $50,000 excluding the cost to get there, stay there and the Vodka and caviar that u eat.

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