How long would you like to dream?

One of the known issues with long distance space travel, is the length of time its going to take to get anywhere. Currently the ETA for a flight to Mars is about 6 months, and beyond the Moon, thats about as close as we can get in terms of space travel. So anything further than that is going to take considerably longer to get to, and people are going to need to be able to sleep comfortably en route. Lets face it, those poor Moon Astronauts couldnt have got that comfortable in sleep terms, given the size of their craft, but clearly those craft in the future, heading for Mars, and who knows where beyond (in decades to come) need to be able to get plenty of sleep en route.

The thing is, of course that a lot of those brave colonists probably wont have a lot to do on the actual flight there, aboard the craft, because their mission will be post arrival, not for the journey there. So, just suppose, instead of being bored of just seeing space passing by for 6 months, they could sleep throughout most of the journey, and be fine on arrival, and hopefully raring to go. Well…?

https://futurism.com/a-real-life-hibernation-chamber-is-being-made-deep-space-travel/

I gather the theory has been used medically for a few days, but for this purpose, for some, we’re talking months, let alone days, or even weeks. Would I get in one of those pods, and ‘hibernate’ for a while, you bet I would. Might actually do my back some good, as I assume the lack of daily stresses on it could only be beneficial to it? But no, I have no desire to go to Mars, or anywhere else, at my age! My time might not be quite that nigh, but I havent got that many years left, so I’ll leave the crazy stuff to the younger ones, thanks.

But equally, if they ever asked for volunteers, here on Earth, to test the system out, I would jump at the chance to do so. Hey, I say I’m suffering from a lack of sleep at the moment, that could certainly solve the problem, for a fortnight or so, or maybe more. Of course I’d hate the use of electrical stimulation to keep me physically fit, not! But yes, as long as they dont forget me, and I dont only wake up in 2070, or something, I’d love to do it, but doubt I’ll get the chance, ah well…

Oh, and one other amusing piece of more fictional science stuff, I saw this on MSN this morning

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/entertainment/movies/downeys-original-iron-man-costume-is-stolen/ar-AAx2Vm9?li=BBoPWjQ&ocid=U352DHP

No, it wasnt me, though I would so love to wear something like that, I must say! That or the Metropolis robot would be my dream looks for a Convention, or something. But no, sorry, Robert, not me!

Fine, video time. A corny play on the whole hibernation thing. All I can say watching Andy McCluskey doing this, is think he’s about my age, and doing stuff like this, yes, I’m jealous. Amazingly fit, clearly!

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High flying lady?

Before I get started here, I have to thank Eric Woodhouse for inspiring me to write this, due to a long running ‘joke’ between the 2 of us. Sadly, unfortunately, he hasnt gone as far as actually buying me a nice alien suit (which if I had, I’d definitely wear) to really allow his statement to become real. Oh, and yes, I would truly love it, if someone did! So if anyone has some money to spare, to make an old ladies day…?

Yes, I know, before anyone says anything, the thing I’m renowned for wanting ‘to be’ is a robot, lets face it, the clue is in the title of the blog series. But as he, and my dear friend Stacie both know, I fancy being an alien almost as much. Yes, I’d really love a flying saucer, or space craft, but they’re probably a bit trickier to find than a really nice alien suit, lol! 😛

The other thing is, Eric has a habit of watching something called the History Channel over here. I assume its also on in the US, but whether like TCM, they have entirely different programming, no idea. Yes, US TCM would be my scene, UK version, definitely not!

Anyway, said History Channel seems to cover all sorts of ‘crazy’ subject matter, and one of their favorites at present is, you’ve guessed it, aliens! Oh, and of course that involves that wonderful area known as Area 51, and UFO’s, of course.

Let me say I’m not going to make a call about Area 51, Aliens, abductions, UFO’s, and the sort. Me, I’d love them to be real, and if they are, I’d love for them to come and prove it to me! In truth, I suspect Area 51 is far less sensation than portrayed, and as a fellow writer commented, its not Area 51 we need to concern ourselves about, its probably the surrounding areas that are a little more top secret. After all, if aliens are real, and on Earth, a decoy zone. like Area 51 would just be perfect, lets face it. Everybody’s watching that, whereas nearby, the really interesting stuff is really happening!

So yes, should any studios, or other production areas need an actress to dress up in a really enclosing alien suit, please, please let me at least audition for the role, full costume naturally! 😉 Even better if its err, hard to get out of, after putting on, lol!

Anyway, to amuse my readers, I found this picture on Twitter this morning, and thought how perfect it would be to be the model for that shot!

alien self

 

Apologies for the writing with it, but it is rather good, and I lack the technical skills to remove it anyway! Jokingly posted it as me, without makeup, which of course it isnt, but whether I really look a lot better, hmm? But yes, watching the baseball (as I am now), dressed like that would just be so much fun. Pluto Pirates against the Neptune Mets, maybe? Lol!

Equally, if some aliens want to save me spending so long on a standard air flight to Seattle in May, by flying me in a space craft, or flying saucer, oh please! Refuel in Area 51, hmm? 😉 Of course, if they want it to take about 15 hours, by doing a diversion via the moon, say, wink, wink?

So yes, I only wish I could find, and afford a really good alien suit like that, just to wear to get Eric going beautifully. Oh, and Stacie (and probably others) would love to see the pictures too!

OK, video time. I’ve done most of the space songs before, but then I thought of this. Not his biggest hit, by a long stretch (Music is a gorgeous song), but this seems to work?

Fly me to Pluto, or somewhere more exotic?

This blog is brought to you by a crazed mind, who had no internet from getting home yesterday evening, until lunchtime today. Its also a tribute to the crazy TV programs that someone here watches when he has nothing better to do as well. Yes, love you, Eric!

The thing was whatever happened to the internet here yesterday, had no effect on the main TV downstairs. However, my ancient old box upstairs sort of failed to work in sympathy, so I ended up coming downstairs this morning, because, lets face it, there wasnt anything I could do in my room.

So anyway, after some serious TV, some cricket highlights were over, the TV got turned over to what I can only call one of those crank channels (H2?), full of programs about alien abductions, and the like. Some of it absolutely crazy, some of it that makes you wonder, and fine, some that just makes me jealous!

Seriously, please, if aliens want to abduct humans for experimentation, implantation, brainwashing, or even just a quick space flight around the universe, why dont they ever abduct people like me who would enjoy it? Or is it more fun for them to abduct people who are going to hate it, perversity, or something?

Fine, I know you’re going to ask at this point, do I believe in alien lifeforms visiting Earth? I know all logic says its impossible, there are no feasibly inhabited planets in our own Solar System (for which I’m including Pluto), and even then, the time it takes our craft to even reach Mars, let alone beyond that point, not really practical, is it? At the same time, on that basis, we’re assuming alien spacecraft can travel no faster than any of ours, and lets face it, if they are smart enough to travel to Earth, from beyond where, then who is to say they cant travel at the speed of light, or faster, when it suits?

So yes, occupants of interplanetary craft (and no, thats not the video, lol, though you might wish it was!), if you need a human that would be happy to experience anything you might fancy trying, or to just impress with how fast you can coast around our solar system, then I’m your girl! PLEASE!

In a sense, I apologize for tonights video, in that its far from the greatest song of all time. But lets face it, Star Trek encountered plenty of aliens, so…

A home suitable for here, or outer space.

Back in the early 1970’s, someone in Finland decided that the current design we were using to live in, had got a bit dull, and needed shaking up. So, he came up with this, and called it the Futuro home

my dream home

In truth, this is either a very old photo, a very well restored one, or someone has created a modern reconstruction of one. Why? Because they werent made of the best possible material, and of the few still surviving now, most arent in a good condition, let alone almost mint condition, like this one!

Yes, I’d love to live in one, at least for a short time, just because they look amazing, and fine, look just like a UFO. Not coincidence in the design, given the name, I’m sure? I suspect that to do so, I’d either need to find a very reconditioned one (maybe like this one is?), or get someone to customize me one from scratch! I know, I havent got any money, so I either need to get someone to buy me one, or even better, get a friendly alien to deliver a proper flying saucer for me to live in!

Sadly, despite looking like they should, as far as I know, they dont fly at all, let alone at fantastic speeds as a UFO would surely do. Yes, I wouldnt mind having an Earthbound one as home, but one that could fly off into outer space might just be better? 😉

Fine, I wouldnt actually need to wear a silver body suit to live there, but it might be a whole lot more fun to do so! Yes, you could just imagine people’s reactions, if you lowered the steps, and walked out of there, in a silver suit! 😀

So please, if someone has one suitable, even as an overnight stay, I’d love to do it. And yes, I would wear silver in there, believe me!

Right, the video. You have a choice of 2 tonight. The original version of the song

Or one that appeals to me far more, as a jazzed up version of said song.

Sometimes you just have to put your life on Freeez

Yes, that spelling is deliberate, as you will see, when we get to the end of the blog!

Last night, while trawling through Facebook, I got a private message come through, from someone who’d liked one of my comments on a certain sci-fi picture, one involving people wearing silver space suits, and the like. Yes, I know, who would have thought I had a thing for body hugging silver suits?

Oh, fine, the fact he’s in LA, a city I love was a nice bonus too. Just outside the city, but I know pretty well, just where he is. No, if you want to know that detail, you’ll have to ask.

Anyway, amongst many other interesting sci-fi subjects we got talking about, there was one I’ve never got around to posting about on here, suspended animation. Yes, those pods, in Lost In Space was where we got started, and things just took off from there.

Which got me thinking, just how practical is suspended animation, stasis, or any other name you might like to use for it. As things stand (presumably), the main issue, as I see it, in suspending a person totally, is the factor of keeping the brain, and heart, in such a state, that when reactivated, everything is fine. I mean, surely, if everything is suspended, then the brain isnt getting the supply of blood it needs, so wouldnt it get damaged? Or are you so totally suspended, that it doesnt matter? Once reactivated, its just like everything just sleeps, and all is fine?

I mean, currently, as far as I know, no one has tried this with a living person, right? And no, cryogenics (freezing after death) doesnt count, because,

1. The person is dead, whereas the person in suspended animation, is really only in a very deep sleep.
2. No one who has been cryogenically frozen has yet been woken up, so we have no idea if they wouldnt just be dead anyway, or so brain damaged, they might as well be.

But fine, I admit it, if someone offered to try out suspended animation, on me, I’d probably say yes. I know, I’m crazy like that! Ideally initially for a very short time, while having my brain scanned, for potential problems, but anyway…And fine, if it worked, and all was fine, I might go for a bit longer like that, especially if I’m not aging in the interim. A month, you bet! A year, probably. Beyond that, hmm, lets see how it feels, when done. A century, no thanks! Well, unless its part of a deep space mission, and then, hmm?

So, if anyone out there has a suspended animation pod they want a guinea pig to try out, give me a shout. Somehow, I’m not expecting a call in the near future, but who knows?

Right, the video. Yes, the clue is in the title, but thats the group, not the song. Oh fine, there’s some robot dancing in this!

Fly me to the moon (and other silly job options)

Earlier this week, while spending too much time on Facebook, I came across some quote from Richard Branson, something about going for the job you want, not the job you have to do, and yes, you know me, I made some witty comment about, in that case, he should offer me a job as a stewardess on his Space Shuttle thing, because I would certainly enjoy doing that. No, I doubt he ever saw my comment, I’m pretty sure it was one of his many minions that posted it, not him, and I doubt very much that anyone ever looks at the replies there, anyway! Besides which, I’m pretty sure that at my age, and given my state of physical health, I wouldnt be the ideal candidate for that role!

Anyway, my friend Stacie saw my witty comment, and said that it would certainly be one of my dream jobs, and she’d be right on that. The outcome of all that, was that a few hours later, I found a photo posted to my timeline from her, saying that this was me, doing that job. This is it!

Airline stewardess

Yes, I know, I wish I was that cute! Besides which, that plane looks more like my era, than any future craft, circling the Earth, but thats besides the point! One thing did come to mind, with those space flights, will every passenger, and therefore, presumably the stewardesses, have to wear a full space suit? Or will they be pressurized in some way that they wont be needed? Cant see that, as surely part of the thing, is the whole weightlessness bit? Not that I’m sure, do the modern space shuttle things require a full space suit to be worn for flights? Yes, you can tell I’m someone that grew up on the Apollo flights of the 60’s, cant you?

But yes, Mr Branson, or whoever is doing the HR for those space flights, I could be very interested in flying into space as a worker. 😉

Oh, and as a space thing, which might only work for those who read my CJ stories, this could just be her, Todd, and her spacecraft, just saying!

CJ and Todd

The other silly job option that got mentioned this week, was actually at a serious place, when I signed on at the Job Center yesterday. My Work Coach and I, were discussing options for me, yesterday afternoon, and I admitted that its got to the point, where any legal offer, and I’d consider it. I did jokingly say that I’d pass on the (fictional) role of French Maid, but in truth, at present, if the money was decent, then yes, fine, I’d do it! Fine, I’d hope for a nice uniform, but anyway…

So anyway, she retaliated by asking me if I’d be interested in working in the Job Center, instead of just signing on there. You guessed it, I said yes. So application form done, test completed, lets see what happens! To be honest, even if I wasnt desperate, it would be an interesting role, so it would have appealed regardless.

But yes, anyone reading this, got any kind of legal opening, try me! Yes, that does include French Maid roles, believe me! In a sense, the crazy, and left field stuff would appeal to me more than the hum drum, but besides that…anything at all is good!

Right, the video. Getting back to the first half of this, lets go with something vintage (60’s), and classy! A great lady!

Rocket Man

Or perhaps more specifically in my case, Rocket Girl, maybe? Yes, its kink time, friends, one it seems that isnt just mine.

Now I can show my age lol. Back in the 60’s, especially once the Apollo missions were planning for, and then going to the moon, we got TV coverage of everything. Well, alright, maybe not quite non stop coverage of the flight, but you get my drift? But the one thing that took my attention as a child was the Astronaut suit, and helmet, and thinking how much fun it would be to wear one of those. But back then, space flight was a ‘mans thing’ and I doubt designing one for a woman was a thought they never even considered. I dont know if they made replica ones for children, I dont remember seeing any, but suspect they did. But lets face it, they would have been aimed at boys anyway!

No thought of course went into just how heavy the real things must have been to wear though!

What probably appealed to me more, was the cartoon versions, with the girl in the cute, sexy space outfit, and sometimes a helmet, sometimes not. So in that sense,  ‘real life’ TV series like Space 1999 and UFO appealed to me more, female space pilots in cute craft, not great big rockets! But a non scientifically minded Brit was never going to become an astr0naut for real, back then, that was for sure. I believe Captain Scarlett also had female pilots long before they became reality?

I know that ‘if you have the money’ space travel for the public isnt that far off, even if it is only a few orbits of Earth, and nothing more. But no, I havent got the money, and youth has passed me by, so I cant see me being amongst them. Though to be honest, unless they provide spacesuits for you to wear, I probably wouldnt find it that much fun anyway! Cute little solo flight spacecraft, and ray guns still seem a fair way off though lol! Maybe I just never grew too old for dressing up ? 😉

Right, the video, and yes, I’m going to show stage my current favourite unknown artist, Gary Simmons. You might have guessed the song from the title, its that Elton John classic. Why this guy isnt a major star, I just dont know.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhZu95neQko