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    A0013237932294     Wed, Dec 12, 2007  Permanent link
    Quotable moment from the film:
    A man in the emptiness of space would not be able to detect whether he was falling.
    imunderpressure     Wed, Dec 12, 2007  Permanent link
    "A happy idea."

    I think I could agree with that.
    folkert     Wed, Dec 12, 2007  Permanent link
    I love this still from Kittinger falling to Earth:
    alborz     Wed, Dec 12, 2007  Permanent link
    That was a fantastic clip.

    It's such a mind shift to think of falling in the context of space. The word - "falling" - feels so earthly. It implies "up" and "down" - on earth, you "fall down."

    In space you could fall across, up, over, etc. The reference point to which direction you fall is your own body instead of the body that's pulling you.
    imunderpressure     Wed, Dec 12, 2007  Permanent link
    Yes. Perhaps, "Drawn To Earth" is more appropriate?
    alborz     Wed, Dec 12, 2007  Permanent link
    Yes. And a much more romantic one. (We also "fall" in love." Coincidence? I think not.)
    josh     Thu, Dec 13, 2007  Permanent link
    fantastic clip! what a remarkable experience that must have been. falling to earth. not feeling like you are falling at all. somehow reminicient of being born perhaps.
     
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