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Re: Re: starship-design: Suspended Animation
In a message dated 4/30/98 4:46:41 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>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
>>>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.
Thought we answered that? We don't have a clue on how to do suspended
animation, and I have doubts about 50-75 person ships.