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    Zhiwar Naeimiakbar, 14, one of the students at Stockholm's Satraskolan school chosen to interview Swedish astronaut Christer Fuglesang via phone, said the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration told him he could not ask Fuglesang if a person can survive in space "without clothes," Swedish news agency TT reported Monday.

    http://www.postchronicle.com/news/st....shtml?ref=rss

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    Re: NASA Censors 'Without Clothes' Question

    Originally posted by Davin View Post
    Zhiwar Naeimiakbar, 14, one of the students at Stockholm's Satraskolan school chosen to interview Swedish astronaut Christer Fuglesang via phone, said the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration told him he could not ask Fuglesang if a person can survive in space "without clothes," Swedish news agency TT reported Monday.

    http://www.postchronicle.com/news/st....shtml?ref=rss
    That's really stupid response! It's a totally legitimate question. All they had to say in reply would be 'It isn't a question of can a person survive without clothes it is really a question of can an person survive without space suit. Without a space suit the results are the same clothes or no clothes-rapid and painful death from lack of air explosive decompression, also known as the bends (where nitrogen and oxygen come out of solution and turn to gas in the blood).'

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      Re: NASA Censors 'Without Clothes' Question

      Probably the question was refused because it was a dumb question as presented. But it may have lost a lot in translation.

      If you're in space, outside of the capsule or Shuttle or space station, you would die very quickly without a space suit, let alone clothing. Unless the question was "how long can you survive in space w/o a space suit" , it makes little sense.

      If you're in the space station, you're in a situation of weightlessness -- inside a container -- and you need clothing for protection.

      So unless it lost something in translation, it's rather ridiculous on the surface.

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        Re: NASA Censors 'Without Clothes' Question

        Having worked with NASA public information as a broadcaster, one of the things they try to prevent are "wasted" questions. For lack of a better term, they try to sometimes prevent reporters from looking stupid. An astronaut would have responded to the original question with another question for clarification, wasted time. NASA did nothing wrong.

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          Re: NASA Censors 'Without Clothes' Question

          Originally posted by usuallylurk View Post
          Probably the question was refused because it was a dumb question as presented. But it may have lost a lot in translation.

          If you're in space, outside of the capsule or Shuttle or space station, you would die very quickly without a space suit, let alone clothing. Unless the question was "how long can you survive in space w/o a space suit" , it makes little sense.

          If you're in the space station, you're in a situation of weightlessness -- inside a container -- and you need clothing for protection.

          So unless it lost something in translation, it's rather ridiculous on the surface.
          Need anybody say anything else??

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            Re: NASA Censors 'Without Clothes' Question

            Originally posted by usuallylurk View Post
            Probably the question was refused because it was a dumb question as presented. But it may have lost a lot in translation.

            If you're in space, outside of the capsule or Shuttle or space station, you would die very quickly without a space suit, let alone clothing. Unless the question was "how long can you survive in space w/o a space suit" , it makes little sense.

            If you're in the space station, you're in a situation of weightlessness -- inside a container -- and you need clothing for protection.

            So unless it lost something in translation, it's rather ridiculous on the surface.
            I thought it was a great question. Reworded, is it warm enough inside the space station to live without your clothes? I could understand if NASA could not get it warm enough and clothes are required for warmth. Now we will never know the answer.

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              Re: NASA Censors 'Without Clothes' Question

              I agree with the others that if it a question about being in he vacuum of space without clothes (or a space suit), it would be an inane question. If the question was about inside of the space station or shuttle, that is a bit different. From what I have seen, the astronauts do tend to wear short sleeves so it may just be warm enough.

              Bob S.

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                Re: NASA Censors 'Without Clothes' Question

                Well, since at any one time about half the station is in a (really well done) "grilled meat" condition and the other half is is in a (very) "frozen yogurt" condition, it's pretty much
                where you decide to set the thermostat. Bon appetit. Enjoy your naked lunch.

                Actually, the clothes business could be more about protectin' the station from the astro
                nut than the other way around. Sort of a variation on why nudists sit on towels. (Well
                some do)


                b.l.

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                  Re: NASA Censors 'Without Clothes' Question

                  Being swedish and translating it back to swedish I understand how a 14 year old student can miss the word "protective" in "without proctective clothing". First of all - with that name he could have some trouble with the language (or be a 5th generation - it's not the swedish Mr Smith anyway). 2nd - in Sweden none would react to the words "without clothes".
                  3rd - would it make any difference if you wear a shirt and pants in space or is completly nude? No! And finally - Of course "without clothes" means without space suit! If you go swim w/o clothes what you really say is w/o swimsuit.

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