History Main / ImprovisedMicrogravityManeuvering

1st Apr '16 7:41:43 AM JackG
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One common version is to use your airtanks for this, which has bonus [[RuleOfDrama dramatic possibilities]], because if it ''doesn't'' work, you now have less air than when you started.

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One common version is to use your airtanks for this, which has bonus [[RuleOfDrama dramatic possibilities]], because if it ''doesn't'' work, you now [[AlmostOutOfOxygen have less air than when you started.
started]].
4th Mar '16 1:23:26 AM fdsa1234567890
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** [[It is also possible https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOzrKGVZ4Ig]] to make an escape the Mun with an EVA suit and an upturned rocket.

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** [[It is also possible https://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOzrKGVZ4Ig]] com/watch?v=dOzrKGVZ4Ig It is also possible]] to make an escape the Mun with an EVA suit and an upturned rocket.
4th Mar '16 1:19:00 AM fdsa1234567890
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* ''VideoGame/KerbalSpaceProgram'': it's possible to shave off a few m/s by getting out of the craft and pushing with the EVA jetpack. It might mean the difference between being stranded in a highly eccentric orbit (from which rescue is hard) or dipping into the atmosphere and getting home.

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* ''VideoGame/KerbalSpaceProgram'': it's possible to shave off a few m/s by getting out of the craft and pushing with the EVA jetpack. It might mean the difference between being stranded in a highly eccentric orbit (from which rescue is hard) or dipping into the atmosphere and getting home.home
** [[It is also possible https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOzrKGVZ4Ig]] to make an escape the Mun with an EVA suit and an upturned rocket.
19th Jan '16 10:23:27 PM Kayube
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* Used twice in the climax of ''Film/TheMartian''. [[spoiler:Once by the Hermes when it blows out an airlock door to slow down enough to intercept the MAV,]] and then [[spoiler:by Watney when he pokes a hole in his suit glove to accelerate to Lewis' position when her own safety line won't reach him.]]

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* Used twice in the climax of ''Film/TheMartian''. [[spoiler:Once by the Hermes when it blows out an airlock door to slow down enough to intercept the MAV,]] and then [[spoiler:by Watney when he pokes a hole in his suit glove to accelerate to Lewis' position when her own safety line won't reach him.]]]] In the book, the second use was suggested, but ended up not being necessary.
6th Jan '16 3:54:03 PM rjung
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* Used twice in the climax of ''Film/TheMartian''. [[spoiler:Once by the Hermes when it blows out an airlock door to slow down enough to intercept the MAV,]] and then [[spoiler:by Watney when he pokes a hole in his suit glove to accelerate to Lewis' position when her own safety line won't reach him.]]
30th Oct '15 10:22:25 AM HiddenWindshield
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* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "Cause and Effect" the Enterprise is stuck in a time loop while everyone tries to figure out a way to maneuver it using non-standard thrust. (Of course the ''real'' problem was that once they learned that they were 30 seconds from collision, they spend the next 25 seconds ''talking'' about what they should do.)

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* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "Cause and Effect" the Enterprise is stuck in a time loop while everyone tries to figure out loop, with no engines, on a way to maneuver it using non-standard thrust. (Of collision course with another ship. One of the ''real'' problem was suggestions each time is to vent the shuttle bay to push the ship out of the way. ([[spoiler:This is the suggestion that once ends up working when they learned that they were 30 seconds from collision, they spend the next 25 seconds ''talking'' about what they should do.)finally try it.]])
30th Oct '15 10:19:08 AM HiddenWindshield
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** TalkingIsAFreeAction
30th Oct '15 10:18:29 AM HiddenWindshield
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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E2FourToDoomsday Four to Doomsday]]", the Fifth Doctor threw a cricket ball in one direction in order to move himself in the other.
** Particularly, he threw the cricket ball at the ship, pushing him away from it and towards the TARDIS (which, thanks to Adric, was floating along the spaceship), and then caught the ball on its return trajectory, giving himself a further speed boost.

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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E2FourToDoomsday Four to Doomsday]]", the Fifth Doctor threw a cricket ball in one direction in order to move himself in the other.
** Particularly, he threw the cricket ball at the ship, pushing him
away from it one ship and towards the TARDIS (which, thanks toward his TARDIS. He even managed to Adric, was floating along the spaceship), and then caught catch the ball on its return trajectory, giving himself after it bounced off the other ship for a further speed boost. boost.
18th Oct '15 10:57:31 AM nombretomado
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* ''PowerPack'' has a variation--though not done in space, Alex manages to push himself around while degravitized using just about anything he can find with a spray nozzle, though he gets the most mileage out of a fire extinguisher.

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* ''PowerPack'' ''ComicBook/PowerPack'' has a variation--though not done in space, Alex manages to push himself around while degravitized using just about anything he can find with a spray nozzle, though he gets the most mileage out of a fire extinguisher.
28th Aug '15 4:36:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[PhineasAndFerb Perry the Platypus]] used two aerosol spray cans like this once, to get out of a pit.

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* [[PhineasAndFerb ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'': Perry the Platypus]] Platypus used two aerosol spray cans like this once, to get out of a pit.
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