Things You didn't Know

From ABC News

Snow White's seven dwarfs could do it. So could Andy Griffith. Lauren Bacall told Humphrey Bogart, "You just put your lips together and blow."

They could all whistle, but astronauts on spacewalks will never, ever be able to whistle while they work.

Former astronaut Dan Barry has seven hours of spacewalking time to his credit. He tried whistling during his spacewalk on STS-96 in May 1999.

"It wasn't something I hadn't planned — I thought of it on the fly. It turned out that it didn't work.," he said.

Barry called down to Mission Control and said, "Houston, EV2. The science types might like to know that it is not possible to whistle during an EVA."

So why can't people whistle while spacewalking? Barry said there is a simple explanation.

"You can't whistle because the air pressure in the suit is only 4.3 [pounds per square inch], and normal atmospheric pressure is 14.7 psi, so there are not enough air molecules blowing by your lips to make a sound," he said.

Click here to read more "Whistle While You Work? Not in Space"

Spin cycle

Another story trying to portray these people as human. The Space Agency needs tough love. All too often in the past 5 years we've had some sort of scandal, or cover up. Even then, no accountability. People have died. Now we have a "love" episode.

This is a blurb. An attempt to divert attention from the latest. We have folks who go postal, have road rage, and now, diaper rage.

Probably too much sugar. Playboy's Women of NASA, can't be too far off...........

"Another story trying to

"Another story trying to portray these people as human. This is a blurb. An attempt to divert attention from the latest."

I don't know that I'd agree with that. I see the story as an interesting bit of science trivia.

"Playboy's Women of NASA, can't be too far off."

LOL They may well have already done it. :)
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