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Re: Episode #597
« Reply #60 on: January 02, 2017, 03:27:04 PM »
I haven't seen the movie, but what's wrong with fire extinguisher rockets?
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Re: Episode #597
« Reply #61 on: January 02, 2017, 03:39:19 PM »
I haven't seen the movie, but what's wrong with fire extinguisher rockets?

Unrealistic, and they seem to last longer than they really would, IIRC. I liked the movie, because Sandra Bullock, but it was pretty unrealistic.
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Re: Episode #597
« Reply #62 on: January 02, 2017, 03:49:35 PM »
I haven't seen the movie, but what's wrong with fire extinguisher rockets?

I haven't seen it either, but here's a scene with a fire extinguisher, starting at about 40 seconds.



How much pressure would there have to be in that fire extinguisher for that to be possible? I think if they wanted to do that they should've had the astronaut traveling with barely any speed at all. Relative to the station.

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Re: Episode #597
« Reply #63 on: January 02, 2017, 07:35:21 PM »
Even worse than the extinguisher having enough pressure and duration, is the idea that an untrained person, tumbling head over heels, would be able to shoot it in a way that would actually get her where she wanted to go. And then, when it's empty, she manages to throw the extinguisher itself in exactly the right direction to complete her trip and grab onto the station.

But I still liked the movie.
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