[ExI] tiny martians again

Kevin Freels kevinfreels at insightbb.com
Wed Apr 9 21:17:43 UTC 2008

And here this guy is about 10 inches taller than her but could also be 
up for it. 
With the right training these people could be heroes and boost the 
self-esteem of short people everywhere! (including myself at 5'3") It 
really is a shame that no one has seriously considered such a proposal. 
It makes an incredible amount of sense but NASA would rather worry about 
"offending" short folks. Have you ever considered getting some small 
people to buy in on this and then build a proposal to release to the media?

spike wrote:
> Several years ago, I posted here about looking for a really tiny human for a
> mission to Mars.  I noted that the mass of a pressure vessel scales as the
> cube of its linear dimension.  Well, here we have a young lady who is less
> than a third my height and less than a tenth my mass.  So if we scaled the
> spacecraft to her dimensions, the Mars-bound payload would be perhaps four
> percent the mass required to send my grossly oversized ass:
> http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,348248,00.html
> She has such a sweet smile too, you hafta like her even before you know her.
> Ahhhh Houston, aaahhh we have a solution...
> spike
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