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25th Jun '16 10:50:03 PM MadCat221
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'''Watley''': Yes, yes, those are all very good points. But... consider this: I'd get to fly around like Iron Man.
--->--''Film/TheMartian'', on Watley's idea to puncture his EVA suit's glove

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'''Watley''': '''Watney''': Yes, yes, those are all very good points. But... consider this: I'd get to fly around like Iron Man.
--->--''Film/TheMartian'', on Watley's Watney's idea to puncture his EVA suit's glove
25th Jun '16 10:46:29 PM MadCat221
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--->--''Film/TheMartian''

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--->--''Film/TheMartian''
--->--''Film/TheMartian'', on Watley's idea to puncture his EVA suit's glove
25th Jun '16 10:34:41 PM MadCat221
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A form of MacGyvering where the hero creates thrust to push him/herself through the microgravity of space with something other than a standard engine. Of course, since there's no air resistance in the vacuum of space, almost anything will do. Thank you, Newton's Third Law!

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A form of MacGyvering where the hero creates thrust to push him/herself through the microgravity of space with something other than a standard engine.designated-purpose thruster. Of course, since there's no air resistance in the vacuum of space, almost anything will do. Thank you, Newton's Third Law!
25th Jun '16 10:27:05 PM MadCat221
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--->''Film/TheMartian''

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--->''Film/TheMartian''
--->--''Film/TheMartian''
25th Jun '16 10:26:55 PM MadCat221
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-->'''CDR Lewis''': I can't see you having any control if you did that. You'd be eyeballing the intercept using a thrust vector you can barely control.\\
'''Watley''': Yes, yes, those are all very good points. But... consider this: I'd get to fly around like Iron Man.
--->''Film/TheMartian''
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.]]
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