No, they can't hear you scream either.

[I noticed this old article because the excellent BLDGBLOG picked it up]

So a while back New Scientist ran an article on space hotels. The following diagram is included regarding the space hotels being planned by Bigelow Aerospace. I'd love an explanation as to why New Scientist (or whoever is ultimately responsible for the inclusion of this diagram) is unaware of the fact that you can't walk on the floor like this in a weightless environment. Do they not have editors?

Am I being petty? I don't think so. I expect people — at least people involved in building a space station or even just documenting it — to have some awareness as to the intricacies of the theory of gravity. Sorry. Law of gravity. It's not optional or undetermined or even being denied by the Church any more.

Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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