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Re: starship-design: Suspended Animation

Hello? Is anyone even listening to me. At least 10 e-mails ago I sent the

>>In fact my opinion would be to send probes followed by two or three
small 50-75
>>crew ships to set up a colony and then send two Explorers with 3/4 of
the >>compliment in suspended animation.

>    Now the we gotten back on the subject, I've had a theory, but I 
>haven't figured the details. I heard from a friend of mine of a 
>surgical procedure that freezes part  of the body so that the blood 
>runs as a thick fluid, very slowly, so they don't lose much blood.
>With this procedure in mind, I was wondering if it would be possible 
>to freeze the bodies at the given temperature and use nitrous oxide, 
>ether, etc (some sort of anesthetic) to put them to sleep, using IVs 
>and such to provided the needed nutrients to the body.
>   I'm not trained in any sort of medication or freezing processes, so 
>I just thought I'd ask.

   Was anyone paying attention or did I just humiliate myself in front of
the many newsletter members. If it must be more in depth, I also heard
from another that slower blood may mean slower brain function and
possibly slower groth rate. The anesthetic (by the way, it doesn't have
to be an anesthetic) is only used to get them to sleep.

I will speak ill of no one, 
And all the good I know of everybody.        -Andrew Jackson
P.S.: If I did humiliate myself, don't rub it in.

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