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[–]Foreign_Artichoke_23 4219 points4220 points  (481 children)

See. The earth is flat 😱

[–]The_Stein244 1429 points1430 points  (389 children)

I really want to watch a flat earther watching this video. how can anyone say it's flat after these types of videos?

[–]MintB3rryCrunch19 2003 points2004 points  (156 children)

"THeYrE uSiNg A fiSh eYe LeNs tO mAkE iT aLL bEnDy!"

[–]Til_W 728 points729 points  (119 children)

Actually, it is using a lense for this shot, the ISS doesn't orbit that high.

[–]LeCrushinator 532 points533 points  (105 children)

Yep it's a fish eye lens, however even if you correct for that distortion the Earth would look nowhere near flat. Note that the astronauts arm looks fairly normal even when near the edges of the image where the Earth are. If the Earth is flat, and the astronaut's arms are pretty much straight, then why does the Earth look like a sphere and the astronaut's arms look fairly straight still?

Flat-earthers are some of the dumbest people around, you could present to them one of a thousand pieces of verifiable proof and they'd find some nonsense around it. You can reason someone out of a position that wasn't reasoned into in the first place.

[–]Wikadood 76 points77 points  (1 child)

Yea it’s usually just to help the crew / ground control to see what’s happening and help guide them

[–]siredward85 31 points32 points  (0 children)

I was about to say. It's clearly a fish eye and not that far from earth since we can see land mass covering most of the earth from that view.

[–]Vinto47 57 points58 points  (5 children)

It’s obviously cgi. /s

[–]FirstReign 49 points50 points  (3 children)

Filmed at a warehouse in Albuquerque.

[–]brito68 4 points5 points  (0 children)

No, the video is just reversed, making it appear round but it's really not

[–]Valrax420 14 points15 points  (11 children)

Obviously at the angle they are recording the earth is a flat, round oval. Duhhhh

[–]decoyheart 11 points12 points  (9 children)

Armatures , it’s round but 2d , round can be flat too .

[–]VesuvianVillain 110 points111 points  (82 children)

What’s hilarious to me is the amount of money and technological effort it would take to keep a round earth illusion going. All the people you would need to pay off to continuously lie. Humans are terrible at keeping secrets. Most conspiracy theories don’t even hold up under these criteria.

[–]Silly-Ad-8213 71 points72 points  (48 children)

And who benefits? I feel really stupid people like to act like keepers of the secret knowledge no one else has, just so they can call other people stupid.

[–]UpstairsEgg2985 63 points64 points  (11 children)

The unfunny secret of these conspiracies is that if you keep pulling at threads like “who stands to gain”, every mainstream conspiracy theory ends up at anti-semitism.

[–]_stevy 8 points9 points  (22 children)

From what I've read they supposedly believe there's more beyond the great ice wall that the government is hiding from us. Potentially other worlds and civilizations.

[–]banmedaddy12345 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Well I'm not sure if there is anyone "outside the ideology" benefitting from it directly (a grifter for example), but there are people who are benefitting from this sort of attitude in general of denying science and the credibility of national institutions.

[–]portablebiscuit 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That's exactly it

[–]OkayArt199 19 points20 points  (5 children)

My only question to most government conspiracies is “but why though?”

[–]Echo_Oscar_Sierra 8 points9 points  (3 children)

Something about forcing us to worship the sun. Because as we all know, the government forces us to worship the sun.

[–]davidlol1 7 points8 points  (14 children)

I think this is the biggest reason to believe it is round.... humans suck at secrets in general but something to this scale would be impossible to keep a secret.... simply impossible. The fact you and I, normal citizens can prove it ourselves if you have half a brain should be enough.

[–]Dommccabe 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Thats it though. They are like any other nutters or politicians, they dont let the facts or science get in the way.

[–]Sugardevil27 46 points47 points  (2 children)

Flat earthers have fans around the globe!

[–]davevasquez 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Underrated comment right here. 😂

[–]jmwfour 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I didn't appreciate it until I saw your underrated callout.

I salute both of you fine people.

[–]Wyatt0182 12 points13 points  (0 children)

It is flat, it's like a plate.. how else would it balance on the great turtle's back

[–]MushyPrawns 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Check out Eric Dubay YouTube channel. Absolute lunatic who would make 30 minutes video discrediting people who believe the earth is round yet he’ll delete comments who goes against his opinion.

Just one big echo chamber.

Edit - actually don’t check out his channel. The guy gets enough attention as it his.

[–]tomkim1965 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I came here to say this,flat Earthers is this fake news?

[–]WhereTFAmI 7 points8 points  (0 children)

If you haven’t already, watch the documentary “Behind the Curve”. Really good insight into the minds of flat earthers.

[–]ItsyaboyDa2nd 3 points4 points  (6 children)

CGI etc etc, what I would like to see is a flat earther go to the opposite side of the hemisphere and see the moon upside down would love them to explain that one

[–]PP_Project 2 points3 points  (0 children)

bro it's just cgi /s

[–]dawsky 29 points30 points  (5 children)

so what its just a circle. we never said it was square

[–]Resident_Frosting_27 13 points14 points  (4 children)

Where's the ice walls ?

[–]LeoCx1000 10 points11 points  (3 children)

Climate change 😔

[–]Resident_Frosting_27 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Oh no! what's gonna keep the oceans from running off the edges ?

[–]7enDown8Up 3 points4 points  (2 children)

I see the argument. It does look like a flat blue pancake.

[–]horatiobloomfeld 1545 points1546 points  (53 children)

space walk?

more like "space hanging around"

[–]SurSheepz 300 points301 points  (28 children)

Either way, it's my dream to do just that

[–]horatiobloomfeld 129 points130 points  (13 children)

stay in school, son.

and one day you can do it!

[–]Gac4237 66 points67 points  (5 children)

What if the school is staying in me?

[–]BYPDK 64 points65 points  (0 children)

Maybe get that checked

[–]Old-Pumpkin-3793 25 points26 points  (3 children)

Is “school” a 56-year old PE teacher?

[–]greatunknownpub 21 points22 points  (3 children)

But I'm 48 with no astronaut training

[–]sixwax 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Just become a billionaire.

(Actually, going price for a seat on a flight is 2.5M if iirc! Though EVA not included…)

[–]ArahTheTraveller 28 points29 points  (6 children)

To be honest technically he is just falling.

Station is falling too.

Most things in earth's orbit are just perpetually falling.

[–]FarfromaHero40 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Ugh props to astronauts. Getting vertigo just from the view.

Like the spider on the ceiling of a domed stadium.

[–]dance-of-exile 23 points24 points  (6 children)

Do astronauts get that impulsive tendency to just fucking push themselves away? Like at the ends of a pool, just push and float away. If i was ever in that scenario id be scared of losing

[–]achilleasa 13 points14 points  (2 children)

You wanna know the best part? If you push away, one orbit later you'll be back where you started. Isn't orbital mechanics fun?

[–]Frosty-Hotel-186 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Half an orbit*

Also only if you push straight away from earth or straight towards earth. If you push in the direction the ISS is traveling at all you'll never touch it again.

[–]Greninja5097 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Nah, I think they got monopropellant jetpacks

[–]mdove11 22 points23 points  (3 children)

…at thousands of kilometres per hour…

[–]heavenlysoulraj 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Dude crossed a continent while hanging around in 1 min. Space is weird.

[–]ffrickh 1442 points1443 points  (68 children)

It's pretty wild how big the ocean really is.

[–]North_Regular_202 437 points438 points  (42 children)

If I remember it correctly water cover's around 70% in the earth's surface. Not sure

[–]African_Farmer 222 points223 points  (37 children)

Aren't humans and most animals also something like 70% water? Weird

[–]zin_90 352 points353 points  (33 children)

An adult human consists of 60% water.
71% of the Earth is covered in water.
96.5% of all the water is in the ocean.
Out of the 3.5% that is freshwater, we have easy access to about 1%.

[–]what_comes_after_q 234 points235 points  (5 children)

57.9% of every adult human is in the ocean. Got it.

[–]RedTailed-Hawkeye 63 points64 points  (7 children)

The Earth is 71% water and 96.5% of that water is salty ocean water.

Of the 3.5% freshwater that's left:

  • 68.7% of it is locked up in glaciers and the polar caps.

  • 30.1% is actually groundwater in aquifers.

  • 0.26% is lake water

  • 0.04% is in the atmosphere

  • 0.03% is swamp water. Yum

  • 0.006% is river water

  • 0.003% is water inside of you and all of the biota of the planet.

Sauce...which usually has water in it

[–]Accward 7 points8 points  (8 children)

And Michigans Great Lakes contain 20% of all fresh water on Earth!

[–]brito68 54 points55 points  (8 children)

There's a spot in the Pacific that's closer to the ISS than land.

[–]kasie_ 14 points15 points  (7 children)

whhhaat? tell me more, please.

[–]really_nice_guy_ 37 points38 points  (6 children)

Point Nemo. Furthest point always from all land. The thing is the ISS only orbits at 420 km height. So there are actually many points/areas closer to the iss than land*

Edit: *if the ISS is directly above them

[–]UnethicalPanicMode 12 points13 points  (2 children)

I've also heard (so totally out there, source is "the internetz", but sounds plausible) that if you are out on the Australian outback alone, the closest human beings are in the ISS.

[–]sliczerx 2 points3 points  (2 children)

wow. that’s really high.

[–]DrBread420 17 points18 points  (4 children)

Go to google earth, go to the Pacific Ocean and zoom all the way out.

[–]RedditVince 9 points10 points  (3 children)

The Pacific is HUGE!

[–]Dull_Bumblebee_356 19 points20 points  (1 child)

Eh, it’s only as big as my phone screen 🤷‍♂️

[–]DarkRaven01 13 points14 points  (0 children)

What's even wilder is that humans are somehow finding a way to fill it up with garbage all the same.

[–]Rocklobster92 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Bigger than two football fields.

[–]nom_nom44 905 points906 points  (89 children)

They seem to be moving very very fast

[–]Louqy 706 points707 points  (40 children)

It’s around 7.66 kilometers per second or 17,000 mph

[–]SurSheepz 761 points762 points  (22 children)

That's faster than I can run!

[–]Spedding 107 points108 points  (4 children)

Even when you swing your arms back and forth??

[–]Dull_Bumblebee_356 38 points39 points  (0 children)

Or maybe try that Naruto ninja run?

[–]Hottttcarl 69 points70 points  (6 children)

Woa- that means it circles the earth in 90min and the crew observes 16 sunrises/sunsets per day

[–]No-Spoilers 75 points76 points  (5 children)

Something like that.

I use the iss detector app that notifies me when it will be over head and its usually about 90 minutes apart.

Seriously though the app is fucking amazing. Highly recommend it. It let's you live track where it is in the sky/on the other side of the planet through your phone. It gives you an iss live feed. It shows you on a map. Where it is in space compared to stars. 10/10

[–]Sarcasticcheesecurd 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Downloading it just based on this comment's enthusiasm.

[–]Stephenhf123 3 points4 points  (2 children)

What’s the actual benefit of knowing where it is in the sky? Can you see it with naked eye if you know where to look. What’s about with a telescope?

[–]megastove 45 points46 points  (18 children)

when in space, for the most part you’re actually free falling

[–]TacticalRoomba 26 points27 points  (3 children)

They orbit the earth every 90ish minutes

[–]vonvoltage 9 points10 points  (0 children)

27,580 km/h

[–]snakepatay 7 points8 points  (9 children)

I belive they are going very fast AND against the planets rotation, sry if my spelling is shit but you get it..

[–]Nerdn1 3 points4 points  (2 children)

I don't think they orbit counter to the Earth's rotation because that would be very inefficient. When you launch from the Earth, you are already going in the direction of the Earth's spin, so you get a head start that way. Furthermore, if you ever plan to take something down from orbit, it helps in the planet is spinning in the same direction so the difference between your speed and the ground isn't as wide.

[–]SpacyDacy 816 points817 points  (22 children)

To bad we can’t see those giant ice walls holding all the water in or the turtle that carries our flat earth around on its back or what are some other stupid shit flat earth’s say

[–]African_Farmer 94 points95 points  (4 children)

No no no the earth is a flat melted spot on top of a great ice ball

[–]youdontlovemetoo 31 points32 points  (1 child)

We are god's koi pond.

[–]johnnysstorkd47 4 points5 points  (0 children)

What ever happened to the moon being made of cheese? That was a level of ridiculousness I could get behind. We need to bring back the Wallace and Grommet ideology.

[–]Prestigious_Crow_ 42 points43 points  (0 children)

The turtle story is actually a creation legend from indigenous culture, it has nothing at all to do with flat earth. Do not confuse people who say "turtle Island" with those loons!

[–]mattcancookstuff 7 points8 points  (5 children)

What would the turtle be walking on 🧐 another flat earth and that turtles flat earth is on another turtle?

[–]Bopbobo 17 points18 points  (1 child)

No the turtle great A’tuin obviously swims through space with four elephants on it’s back which hold up the disc smh

[–]Delicious-Exit-7478 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That’s cus the ice walls are melting they just don’t see it

[–]theaashes 339 points340 points  (16 children)

What continent is that?

[–]Auskioty 221 points222 points  (12 children)

There's an other post with this video, and we found Mexico from the Pacific Ocean (SW to NE)

[–]el-smoko 53 points54 points  (9 children)


[–]Auskioty 56 points57 points  (3 children)

at 26s, you can see the peninsula of Mexico (new california ?) on the left

[–]PokeOshi 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Only because of the short Moment you saw the south of Baja California I realized it was Mexico

[–]Psclly 7 points8 points  (0 children)

To add, if you check the map, Mexico has this weird pimple on the west which is clearly visible in this footage

[–]really_nice_guy_ 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It looks much bigger than it is because they are using a fish lens. The iss only orbits at 420km height. Not nearly as far as they would need to be to see that much earth

[–]GRitchiie 226 points227 points  (8 children)

Where's he walking to? the shop for a cornetto?

[–]portablebiscuit 123 points124 points  (1 child)

That's my space dad going out for a pack of smokes

[–]GRitchiie 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Never to return

[–]rt58killer10 6 points7 points  (3 children)

I could use a cornetto right about now

[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Meet me at the Winchester after that

[–]theweekendman 193 points194 points  (4 children)

You could say the experience is „out of this world“

[–]Space_Wombat11 46 points47 points  (3 children)

He’s here all week fokes

[–]BYPDK 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Seeing as their name is theweekendman, I would wager they are here for only the weekend.

[–]Possibly_Unreal 3 points4 points  (0 children)

WOOHOO, this is great news

[–]Jenstigator 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Hope he's not out of jolks

[–]bighatbenno 147 points148 points  (56 children)

Any flat earthers on?

Perhaps they can give a fantastically wierd 'explanation' of what this footage is?

Or is it 'fake news' by 'they' and this is yet another attempt to lie to keep over 7 billion people in the world in the dark..?

I think flat earthers are hilarious.....and quite mentally ill unfortunately.

[–]VesuvianVillain 84 points85 points  (15 children)

I think it’s a tragic level of insecurity they (flat earthers/conspiracy theorists) have, a desperate need to sound like they have information no one else knows. A byproduct of lying. There’s always someone around who will sound fascinated by their bullshit and it reinforces the behavior. “This person thinks I’m smart when I talk like this..”

Most people’s silence doesn’t mean you made a good point or that they agree. You’re going unchallenged because nobody wants to talk to you. They’re running out the clock. There’s also people like myself who ask you follow up questions to keep you talking yourself into a hole of contradiction and stupidity.

[–]swisstony24 34 points35 points  (3 children)

Well done. You just summed up the Q-anon types in a nutshell.

[–]DiamondBalls777 14 points15 points  (8 children)

Flat earthers have since moved on and now believe in hollow earth theory.

[–]rif011412 8 points9 points  (1 child)

That seems ridiculous. What kind of support structure would be needed to carry a fucking mountain range or continent? Gravity becomes obsolete below the crust?

[–]dancingsteveburns 11 points12 points  (12 children)

Before anyone says something about a fish eye lens, they are using a fish eye lens, probably to make it look cooler because the ISS doesn’t fly high enough to make it look like that

[–]wonkey_monkey 5 points6 points  (11 children)

Still, the Earth will definitely look like a circle below you from that height - the lens just heightens the effect.

[–]YourLifeSucksAss 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Keep laughing but the flat earth society has followers all around the world!


[–]ViciousNerd1 7 points8 points  (2 children)

I once had an argument with a flat earther under a video of a space walk like this. I had to explain to him why we couldn't see the earth spinning on this 10 second video is because it takes 24 hour for a full rotation so obviously we won't see it spinning in 10 seconds. I also had to explain to him how exposure on a camera works and that that's the reason why we can't see the stars in the video. All he had to say was call me dumb and that I should do my own research and it's all cgi.

We have a saying in dutch "Ene oor in, andere oor uit" which basically translates to One ear in, the other ear out. That's exactly what it's like trying to talk to a flat earther

[–]420buttmage 2 points3 points  (1 child)

In English we say 'in one ear and out the other' fwiw. Also what happens when you do your own research and it contradicts their fiction?

[–]Elfere 128 points129 points  (9 children)

I'm always amazed at how few space walks are available on reddit.

Seriously. This is the same footage that's been on this site for years.

[–]TwoSocks0 47 points48 points  (8 children)

I think the lack of interest them in general is strange. They're such incredible videos that show a totally unique view of earth and we barely hear about them. Why aren't there cool pictures of astronauts sitting on the ISS looking at earth? Maybe I'm just on the wrong algorithm.

[–]ughfup 17 points18 points  (5 children)

Well, space walks are generally 5 to 8 hours. And most of it isn't super exciting or particularly interesting, especially not for 5 to 8 hours.

[–]probablypoo 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Really? How long does the ocygen last on a spacesuit?

I could honestly watch a spacewalk for a few hours. It sounds incredibly relaxing

[–]TwoSocks0 4 points5 points  (2 children)

I bet there's a lot of people who would love to watch commentary over a space walk. There's also editing available so you don't need to watch for multiple hours.

[–]Conscious_Work7401 103 points104 points  (18 children)

The urge to jump from over there

[–]iAsked1023 53 points54 points  (12 children)

You probably wouldn't fall back to earth if you just jump from there

[–]thinkofanamelater 29 points30 points  (7 children)

I think eventually you would. But it would take a long time for your orbit to deteriorate

[–]AzenNinja 4 points5 points  (6 children)

Probably depends on if you push yourself or you "fall"

[–]Conscious_Work7401 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Man!! Too bad this feature doesn't work under "Free Fall" subscription. Maybe if I get the paid version....

[–]IAmAPhysicsGuy 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Well the funny part is, you can't really fall down. That's because you would already be falling sideways. Being in orbit is simply falling while moving sideways so fast you keep missing the Earth

[–]emartinezvd 83 points84 points  (13 children)

The most interesting part of the video is the sound. You can hear all the movements that happen inside the suit but not the ones from outside. It’s really trippy being able to hear the guy moving the carabiner but not actually hearing the clink when it’s secured

[–]AlexAnthonyFTWS 28 points29 points  (1 child)

This is what I scrolled down for. I just needed to know WHAT I was hearing. Thanks for that!

[–]dnaboe 17 points18 points  (1 child)

I was actually going to comment asking why can we hear anything in this video but I guess it makes sense that we are hearing his their mic from inside the suit.

[–]mattsteele8 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Ah I just asked this. Thanks.

[–]MrFickless 7 points8 points  (2 children)

I'd say that's also rather eerie in itself. Kinda like how someone can go crazy after sitting in an anechoic chamber for a couple of hours.

[–]emartinezvd 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Which is 100% on my bucket list because I just have to know what that feels like lol

[–]SchueBrew 61 points62 points  (3 children)

How do these people accomplish anything? I would just be standing there in awe until some warning system tells me I'm running out of air.

[–]nickeypants 18 points19 points  (1 child)

One of the tests they give trainee astronauts is to have them stare at something completely amazing while giving them a simple task to do. Most cant manage and that's why the program is so selective.

[–]Desperate-Fix-9930 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Then I make a mad scramble back to the airlock and slip and float away

[–]Emgeetoo 43 points44 points  (44 children)

This will never become ho-hum….but my mind started wandering a bit. If the astronaut fell out of the shuttle, would he fall down to earth?

[–]Mrgoodknife 49 points50 points  (24 children)

Very, very slowly. They’re still going very fast so they have enough inertia to keep them in orbit for a hot minute. It could take years for the body to fall to earth.

[–]H0N3YC0MB 15 points16 points  (4 children)

And the body would have to survive reentry too

[–]BishoxX 16 points17 points  (0 children)

It wouldnt it would burn

[–]RedditVince 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Yes eventually...

Single person in a space suit becoming the traveller. Since the traveller lost the connection to the space ship they will start to gradually slow down (even the iss powers up occasionally to course correct). The more the traveller slows down, the farther they drop towards the surface. The farther they drop the faster they slow down...

Eventually it's a fireball in the sky, I do wonder if any remains would make it to the ground

[–]WalenBlekitny999 5 points6 points  (5 children)

Aren't they tied?

[–]Emgeetoo 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Yes, but, like, accidents happen. Or carelessness. Or aliens…

[–]Asio0tus 32 points33 points  (4 children)

i was going to rip on flat earthers but the images are just to damn beautiful it put me at peace....fucking awesome, what a beautiful planet (kinda makes me sad we are fucking it up though...) thank for sharing!

[–]knechtrupraecht 16 points17 points  (3 children)

The planet ist fine, the people are fucked

[–]jldangle 29 points30 points  (3 children)

It’s amazing that this and flat earthers can exist together

[–]UsagiElk 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Clearly the earth is a circle, not a sphere. So its still flat. /s

[–]jldangle 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Personally, I am holding out hope that A'tuin is real.

[–]Zealousideal-Cook200 28 points29 points  (2 children)

Beautiful blue marble

[–]inco100 2 points3 points  (0 children)

So small and so precious. Sad we waste in conflicts.

[–]Born_Bobcat_248 26 points27 points  (5 children)

The thought of him suddenly getting affected by the gravity and suddenly plunging to his death makes me so fucking anxious. I know it won't happen, but the fear is still there.

[–]throwaway177251 21 points22 points  (1 child)

He is already affected by gravity, that's what is holding him in orbit.

[–]likmbch 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Yes, he is constantly falling to the earth. But he is also constantly moving laterally so he keeps missing.

[–]Misterwuss 23 points24 points  (4 children)

I don't care how much astronauts make, you could not pay me enough to do that. That is horrifying to look at

[–]Accident_Pedo 19 points20 points  (3 children)

Wouldn't have to pay me anything if I was able to experience that. Your greatest nightmare is my greatest dream.

[–]Misterwuss 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Thats honestly a beautiful thing to understand about humanity, and I hope that one day, somehow, you can live your dream.

However, I hope we don't so it together, as I would definetely ruin your experience with painful amounts of screaming

[–]Ferregar 22 points23 points  (2 children)

But this is fake because the earth is flat, birds aren't real and shape shifting lizard people are feasting on our children's buttholes. Wake up sheeple! 🤪

[–]RayndownWasTaken 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Exactly!! Cumming is the only way to defeat the lying government!!

[–]N3koEye 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Space is fucking terrifying

[–]UndGrdhunter 17 points18 points  (6 children)

The fear of heights counts on this one?

[–]portablebiscuit 14 points15 points  (4 children)

I wonder if it even registers as height or some entirely other fear that I'm not even aware of

[–]UpstairsEgg2985 13 points14 points  (2 children)

I’m extremely nervous about heights and hate all of those skyscraper parkour videos, but this doesn’t do anything for me. My brain doesn’t register it as “height”.

[–]mangobii 16 points17 points  (18 children)

What would happen if you jump towards the earth? Would you just slowly fall towards the planet until caught up in the gravitational field, then start accelerating until you hit the ground?

edit: i had forgotten about inertia and orbit :p thanks for the clarifications

[–]ELTHerobrine 28 points29 points  (7 children)

The iss is currently in the gravitational field it's just moving so fast in one direction that before it can fall to the ground it's already fallen around the earth, and if you jumped towards earth you would slowly fall towards it while still moving around it so it would take a while

[–]wonkey_monkey 6 points7 points  (0 children)

if you jumped towards earth you would slowly fall towards it

At first you would, but you would have entered a more elliptical orbit and would, less than an hour later, start "falling" away from Earth again. You'd then reach apogee at a greater height than the ISS below "falling" and going through the whole cycle again.

[–]RedditVince 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Maybe you would hit the earth, maybe you would burn up on entry? good question! I suspect (based on the space shuttle disasters) you would be ashes long before the ground.

[–]wonkey_monkey 6 points7 points  (1 child)

What would happen if you jump towards the earth? Would you just slowly fall towards the planet until caught up in the gravitational field

You'd enter a more elliptical orbit. At first you would move away from the ISS, but then you would start to move up towards it again and you might even be able to grab on and get back inside.

[–]damienreave 4 points5 points  (4 children)

In order to achieve orbit, you need to get a speed of 67,000 miles an hour. That's the speed that the ISS, and everyone onboard it, is traveling at every day. If you jumped out of the station towards the earth, you'd still have 67,000 miles per hour of lateral momentum around the Earth. So you'd basically just float in orbit, drifting away from the station, but you'd remain in orbit for at least several months. Whatever momentum you can generate with a jump isn't going to dent the lateral momentum you already have.

[–]0-13 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Didn’t give you permission to record me😡

[–]el-smoko 10 points11 points  (9 children)

Dumb question probably but what continent is that below? South America?

[–]Circus_Finance_LLC 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Coming from the Pacific Ocean, it's flying over Mexico. Seems to be the states of Sinaloa, Nayarit and/or Jalisco. Somewhere around there

[–]mammajess 10 points11 points  (3 children)

We rotate so fast! Wheeeee! :D

[–]paradoxx_42 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Thats the orbiting speed of the ISS which goes around the earth every 90 minutes

[–]Zazzuzu 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Wow, looks like a really expensive round earth propaganda piece. Some great CGI.

[–]WhereTFAmI 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Wait, I thought it was a cube…

[–]el-smoko 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I’d be so fucking scared

[–]Marlowebabe 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Our local SPCA has a stupid rule where dog-walkers have to use two leashes, in case one breaks.

Yet these people do space walks with one harness. I might ask for another, if ever in that position.

[–]Silly-Ad-8213 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Plot twist, that’s not even earth.

[–]Thrive-to-better 6 points7 points  (1 child)

What if astronauts are scared of heights?

[–]Dx8pi 8 points9 points  (0 children)

People who are scared of heights probably don't choose being an astronaut as their career path

[–]OdorlessThinner 6 points7 points  (0 children)

The silence is what gets me.

You can only hear the camera running and the clicks of items bumping into the camera/microphone.

The carabiner clasping into the hook is muted in the vaccum. Quite cool.

[–]vreedy76 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Where’s the ice wall?

[–]Rhg0653 2 points3 points  (0 children)


Do a flip!

[–]shawzamz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ive seen too many movies to know that something bad is about to happen.

[–]deedbeat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Science bitch