Packing For Mars…. part two.

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Until I read this book I never gave much thought to inhaling space vomit, but trust me… NASA has.

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On that happy note much research has gone into vomit training and simulation.

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I’ve never eaten Progresso vegetable soup, and now? I’m quite sure I never will.

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There’s a job for which you will never see me volunteer.

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Since motion sickness is a natural response to a novel or sensorially perplexing motion or gravitational environment, astronauts have to go through it all over again when they return to Earth after a long mission. During the weeks or months of no gravity, their brains have been interpreting all otolith cues as acceleration in one direction or another. So when they move their head, their brain
tells them they’re moving.

Astronaut Peggy Whitson described her first moments on Earth after coming back from 191 days on the International Space Station like this: “I stood up and the world was going around me at 17,500 miles per hour, as opposed to me going around the world at 17,500 miles per hour.” It’s called land-
ing vertigo, or Earth sickness.

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How bizarre is that?

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Avoid turkey vultures at all costs.

Got it!

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17 thoughts on “Packing For Mars…. part two.”

  1. …Take your protein pills and put your helmet on… Protein pills good, Progresso vegetable soup much less good. I never thought about puke in the eye, Bloody Hell. It’s a wonderful morning, I hope your cup of tea is as sweet as mine.

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    1. I’m not sure I should share this, but I will. When I was about 19 I remember reading about how a man’s, shall we say love jus, was good for the skin (probably in Cosmo 😀 ). So I thought I would try it and ended up with some in my eye. It stung for hours!!! Ah, the idiocy of youth…

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  2. When I was a child, I remember all my cats eating their own vomit almost as soon as they upchucked. It always made me wonder. But over the years cats, at least cats who have shared life with me, have stopped eating their own vomit, even if they vomit right after eating and there is hardly any stomach acid in it yet. Now they just sniff it and turn away. What happened over the last 60 years that have changed cats habits so incredibly? Are we seeing evolution in action?
    A strange story aboui cats from my childhood. We had a pregnant cat who, for some reason, decided to have her kittens on top of my father’s head while he lay in bed! During the first birth he tried to get up and my mother in no uncertain terms told him to stay right there and don’t move until she was finished. My mom knew pregnant cats chose their birthbeds very particularly. After a birth she picked up the newborn and carried it away, then came right back to my father’s head. She had seven kittens that day, and my father’s head was a bloody messs, but my mom would not let him move. All ten of us kids watched in awe as nature took its course. Even knowing how angry he would be once the babies were all born, we had never seen anything like this. And we loved it. In my short time with my kother I only saw her dominate my father twice. This was one of them.

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  3. I’m thinking the vulture vomit has to be taken in context. Cathy volunteered at a zoo in south Florida, when we lived there, and fed Vincent the vulture on many occasions. He threw up almost every time he saw her. I don’t think it’s exclusively because they feel threatened, just excited in general.

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