A specially-designed chair used to help crew stay mobile during periods of high acceleration. (Read
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|"THE BEST PERSON FOR SPACE TRAVEL WOULD BE A MIDGET. IT WOULD TAKE LESS FUEL TO ACCELERATE HIM, HE WOULD EAT AND DRINK LESS, THERFORE LESS FOOD AND WATER WOULD HAVE TO BE CARRIED, SAVING ON FUEL. SINCE HE HAS LESS MASS HE WOULD PROBABLY WITHSTAND MORE ACCELERATION. AS FAR AS BEING ABLE TO WITHSTAND THE EFFECTS OF LONG TERM WEIGHTLESSNESS HE MIGHT BE WORSE OFF BUT ANY EXERCISE DEVICES USED TO OFFSET THOSE EFFECTS COULD BE SMALLER AND THEREFORE LESS MASSIVE. "|
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