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Re: ISS STATUS REPORT #06-50



That would *not* be a good time to get the shanks.  :D  And I'd watch  
that slice, too.

Is this for an ad, or does this golf company really want to know how  
their equipment performs in low earth orbit?

On Nov 17, 2006, at 3:54 PM, Arthur Rowe wrote:

> The six-hour spacewalk includes a commercial golf demonstration by
> Tyurin. Under a commercial agreement between the Russian Federal Space
> Agency and a Canadian golf company, Tyurin will hit a golf ball into
> space from a spring-mounted tee on the ladder next to the hatch of  
> Pirs.
> The ball will be tapped over the back of the station's Russian segment
> so that the ball travels away from the complex. NASA flight  
> controllers
> have calculated that it will burn up in the atmosphere in about three
> days. The ball weighs much less than the standard 45 gram golf  
> ball. The
> ball used for this demonstration weighs three grams, approximately the
> weight of three paper clips.

"I'm over the moon.  This is my over-the-moon face." -- Toby Ziegler



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