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Q&A What are Some House Games for Free Fall? [closed]

Living in space can be boring. What are some good home games for people living and working in free fall? I thought of a few - Bocce : in this variant the size of the jack and the player balls i...

0 answers  ·  posted 2d ago by James McLellan‭  ·  closed 1d ago by Canina‭

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Q&A How Could Golf Change in a Low-Gravity Environment?

Low gravity golf was invented by Alan Shepard in 1971 when he hit two golf balls 40 yards on the moon. Surprisingly, this version of the sport with little atmosphere and much lower gravity, is the...

0 answers  ·  posted 5d ago by James McLellan‭  ·  edited 3d ago by James McLellan‭

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Q&A Considerations for Recreational Solar Sailing?

I was investigating a few ideas on recreational solar sailing, and came up with some interesting things - The primary equation in solar sailing is $ F = {{2 R S A} \over {c}} \sin^2{\theta} $ Whe...

0 answers  ·  posted 5d ago by James McLellan‭

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Q&A How Would the Sport of Wrestling Change in a Microgravity Environment?

How would competitive wrestling change in a microgravity environment?

2 answers  ·  posted 20d ago by James McLellan‭  ·  last activity 13d ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Powerful and strong tail

If humans hadn't lost their tails and today we had fully prehensile tails as long as 1/2 our body and stronger than an arm, how would the tail of a bodybuilder or just a buff person look? Would tai...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What kind of sports would be possible in zero to low gravity?

The Hegemony wishes to organise not only terrestrial games within the inner colonies, but has also wished to establish major sporting events for the other colonies in low gravity environments on to...

7 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Celestial Dragon Emperor‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Celestial Dragon Emperor‭

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Q&A Designing the Scipmylo - The Low-jump

This is a follow-up to The running-backwards Olympics The designer of the backwards Olympics (aka The Scipmylo) is making good progress but there are some difficulties with the Low-jump. To be a ...

4 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by chasly from UK‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by chasly from UK‭

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Q&A The running-backwards Olympics

In a future world that is obsessed by not repeating the so-called errors of their fathers, there is a backwards Olympics, or Scipmylo. All the usual disciplines are featured in reverse where it is...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by chasly from UK‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by chasly from UK‭

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Q&A What sports could safely and easily be played in space?

I recently asked about racing in space (The new Space Race - Racing!) and as expected while there were a few options they were mostly pretty limited. However 2012rcampion did suggest that sports i...

9 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Tim B‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Tim B‭

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Q&A Would a javelin fly further in a vacuum?

My current WIP involves an athletics competition on a non-terraformed moon, namely the Earth's moon. And while it would be a bit difficult to play certain sports without a breathable atmosphere, th...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Jynto‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Jynto‭

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Q&A Are competitive sports an effective way to change my Spartiates' life perspective?

I am creating a world in which a society exists that is heavily inspired that ancient Sparta, specifically with a focus on Spartiates and their military education, the agoge. A character in the sto...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Mr.J‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Mr.J‭

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Q&A How would a "tornado-surfer" protect himself?

In analogy with a skydiver, a culture has developed an extreme sport called "tornado-surfing". Essentially, a thrillseeker hunts down supercells that might create tornadoes and lets themselves be s...

4 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Nzall‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Nzall‭

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Q&A How would basketball change to accommodate zero-g

I was just wondering what kind of rule changes court layout etc would happen to have a 'basketball' game in a zero-g arena? I'm assuming the most likely thing to stay is a ball and 2 opposing bask...

4 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by bowlturner‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by bowlturner‭

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Q&A Man-powered spacecraft for sport

While the colonization of the Solar system is underway, a new sport emerges: Spatial Rowing. The rules are the following: Each spacecraft has one driver (the contestant) The loaded mass of each ...

6 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by b.Lorenz‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by b.Lorenz‭

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Q&A Wing suit plus gas vs parachute?

Would it be practical to use a "squirrel suit" and sacs of buoyant gas for deceleration from a free fall as opposed to a parachute? Furthermore, once the sacs have been inflated, could the person i...

4 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Jetscooters‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Jetscooters‭

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Q&A How to implement a Solar System sports body/federation?

Assume there is a point in time when every planet in our Solar System consists of colonies. Each colony is inhabited with civilians that primarily serve the purpose of its colony. Some colonies m...

4 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Volume-efficient team sports for a narrow environment

At the end of a recent movie, the hero wakes up in a space station which is probably only a few kilometers wide and generates gravity by rotating. In this station, kids are playing baseball. It str...

13 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Nicolas Raoul‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by Nicolas Raoul‭