Virtual spacewalking

Adrift is as close as most of us will get to a spacewalk — nausea and all

I’m floating in the ruins of a destroyed space station positioned somewhere in lower Earth orbit, with large chunks of debris passing me by. If my situation wasn’t dire enough, my spacesuit is malfunctioning, and I’m quickly running out of the oxygen that’s keeping me alive. I need to find air fast — and fortunately, I spot a box of oxygen canisters floating right in front of me. I use my suit’s small propulsion system to move forward, so I can reach out and grab one, and I manage to refill my air supply just in time before I suffocate to death. ….[READ]


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