Monday, February 22, 2010

Mute Monday: Furniture with function















For other examples of fine furnishings stop by The Troll Report.

14 comments:

Pam said...

Holy moly, and that is why I'm not an astronaut or work on a sea-going vessel. Tight quarters = claustrophobic Pam. Happy Last MM (for a while)

boneman said...

I don't mind the tight spaces, actually...what with my room looking the way it does, those are quite spacious....but, dang if I'm going underwater or into space.

Good finds, though. Happy Mute Monday, Sir Science!

TROLL Y2K said...

Ejection seats are too cool. Wonder if they let civilian pilots have them?

Happy Mute Monday!

Buzz Kill said...

I've been in Navy ship racks before and they are no fun. To roll over, you have to get out of the rack and then climb back in. I talked to Navy pilot that had to punch out and he said that afterwards (when he had time to think about it) it was the most thrilling thing he ever did - but he crapped his pants while doing it. And this from a guy that did carrier take offs and landings at night.

I like the shuttle pictures too.

Happy MM!

Boxer said...

You are a truly a Space Man, aren't you? I love this direction for furnishings. :-)

Karl said...

Pam: Tight quarters are the price one pays the adventure.

Boneman: If any of those are spacious, you need to pick up a little bit. I have literally spent years in the former and would not think twice if offered a chance for the latter.

Troll: They are indeed. I saw film once of a pilot and bombardier navigator ejecting from an F14. The aircraft was inverted. They launched toward the water a couple 100 feet below them and turned up up into the sky untill at a safe altitude and then they're parachute deployed. Neither one had serious injurys.

I don't know of any civilian aircraft equipped with an injection seat, if there are it likely has an X on the tail.

Buzz Kill: I'll bet you have to duck to get through a watertight door.

I have a friend, he punched out of an F-4, he says the same thing. Even though the launch (not the landing) caused a fairly severe back injury.

Karl said...

Boxer: Yes, I have been accused being spaced out. Thank you.

moi said...

You know, I used to think I'd freak out in the small living spaces required by space travel, etc. But last summer I had an MRI as part of a research project on synesthesia and I found it totally relaxing and cool. Although, I DO hate to fly. So there goes space. Happy End of Mute Monday!

Karl said...

Moi: There's always inner space, although it may take awhile to drive to water.

I've had a few rides in the MRI myself, I find them relaxing. You're involved with synesthesia, please tell me more. How does it manifest in you? If this is too public, we could use Email.

Kymical Reactions said...

Good evening, Karl.

So, do you work in the space industry, or are you just a really big fan??

Happy MM!

Boxer said...

come on Karl, give us a clue!

:-)

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

no thanks...rather keep my footsies on the ground...

Karl said...

Kym: That would depend on what type of space your talking about.

Boxer: There have been several.

Jackie Sue: That's fine, I understand.

kittykillkill said...

This reminded me of recently when the family went to see Endeavor take off in Cape Canaveral.