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#21 steamboat_charlie

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 05:45 AM

Jim Wetherbee
 
Only American to have commanded five missions in space. Has landed the Space Shuttle more times than anyone (five). At 6'4" (1.93 m), Jim Wetherbee is the tallest person to fly in space.

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 06:31 AM

I think Snyder could take Wetherbee in folkstyle.

#23 Cletus_Tucker

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 09:27 AM

I have to believe Coon researched this and confirmed he is eligible despite his size.    Seems like far too bright of a guy to have missed verifying that detail and then to go into the program and well on his way to completing it.    Although I think it would be quite the moment to see him graduate and then at that time learn he's too big to be an astronaut.    



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Posted 23 February 2018 - 10:38 AM

He mentioned in an interview that he is aware of NASA's 6'4" height limit for astronauts (it used to be 5'11" + 180 lbs) and that one of his school projects is related to efficient transport and housing of someone his size in space. What a talented guy.

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#25 Medicine_Man

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 01:29 PM

 

Jim Wetherbee
 
Only American to have commanded five missions in space. Has landed the Space Shuttle more times than anyone (five). At 6'4" (1.93 m), Jim Wetherbee is the tallest person to fly in space.

 

Adam Coon doesn't have to be too big to fly in space, he could look like this:

 

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instead of this:

 

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#26 T-nigs23

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 04:25 PM

Does being that giant pose any difficulties for the astronautical career path? Those ISS tubes don't seem that spacious to me.


It absolutely does. More weight equals more energy spent trying to get out of the atmosphere. Bigger men require more sustenance. He would have to allow his body to atrophy.

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 02:42 AM

I think if they use the higher octane rocket fuel to get him out of gravity, he will be fine


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#28 WillieBoy

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 03:07 PM

It absolutely does. More weight equals more energy spent trying to get out of the atmosphere. Bigger men require more sustenance. He would have to allow his body to atrophy.

He can clean the tops of the cabinets without having to get the step stool out so the weight savings leaving it home might work in his favor?






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