Thursday, October 02, 2008

The Last Word - Dead in Space

In this week's edition of New Scientist, I discuss (very briefly) what might happen if someone died on a long haul space flight.

https://www.newscientist.com/blog/lastword/2007/02/dead-in-space.html


8 comments:

  1. Nice idea. Only a sci-fi fan who happens to be an archaeologist would come up with that as an idea for a story! I'm an avid NS fan, will check it out anyway.

    ps. thanks for adding me to your sidebar, get a couple hits a week from you.

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  2. Actually they approached me, to answer a question sent in by a 12-year-old schoolgirl!

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  3. The Moff6:50 pm

    At least your exposure in NS didn't just refer to you as "and colleagues" while heading all praise for geophysical brilliance on L. Wallis!

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  4. Surely not bitter, Moffs? Your day will come ... actually, one reader of this blog was disappointed that I had not appeared in "Nude Scientist", a publication that would undoubtedly recognise your superior magnetometer!

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  6. Anonymous2:59 am

    moff - you know we can't wait to get our hands on your magnetometer again

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  7. Anonymous11:49 am

    Interesting post. This has been addressed in science fiction (the film 'Alien' and TV series 'UFO' come to mind), usually with emphasis on the obvious parallels with burial at sea.

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  8. You're right, the parallels are obvious. When the first Apollo mission left they prepared speeches just in case it all went horribly wrong, and the plan was to treat the deaths of the astronauts as if a burial at sea.

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