Olympic Long Soar In A Place Colony – New Galaxy File, No Issue

In watching Athletics Facility was amazing the amount of agility shown in the track and field events. These humans were more like superheroes than anything else. It was just remarkable to observe the long jumpers going over twenty five feet, and triple jumpers go 50+ feet. Of course, before the Olympic Games had concluded NASA pulled off an Olympic level feat of their own landing a rover on Mars, which weighed more than the typical SUV, making use of a strategy that looked like a little something that even Arthur C Clarke couldn’t have come up with. Alright so why don’t we talk about all this for second shall we?


It’s apparent that in another couple of decades we’re going to have a colony on Mars, and it likely will be some kind of international effort. There will be a space station on the moon perhaps Chinese, American, or perhaps another nation or combination of nations in the space race. Private spaceflight will be offering trips to other worlds. Now then, let me ask you a question; what goes on when the space colonists also decide to compete in the Olympics?

What flag might they compete under if they live in an off world colony made up of people from many nations? Will they compete under the Martian or perhaps Lunar flag, will they compete under the American Space Federation flag, or even will they compete under their home country’s flag? We just do not know yet, but rest assured they will want to compete.

Interestingly enough, there was a fascinating piece in Wired Magazine recently titled; “Olympic Physics: Air Density and Bob Beamon’s Crazy Awesome Long Jump,” by Rhett Allain on August 4, 2012. We definitely know whether triple jumpers and long jumpers are competing with one-third or 1/5 the gravity that they will be able to set world records, or quite solar system records, of course all those new records will be all relative.

Still, there’s another component here. It will not just be the real difference in gravity, but the difference in air pressure, nothing to slow them down on their run up, and very little gravity to pull them back down into the sand pit.

When they come to Earth they won’t be able to go nearly as far, but perhaps they will have better form to make up for it. It could possibly be that earthlings are able to head to the space colonies and better their records due to the real difference in atmospheric pressure and gravity dwell. Indeed, it’s an interesting thought, so I thought I’d talk about that with you. Remember to consider all this and think on it.

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