Since I’m new here, a short presentation: I’m 40+ and live in Sweden. I started to woke up about a year ago. A colleague at work talked about a third building on 9/11. Checked it out and went down the rabbit hole. A couple of weeks ago I came across September Clues and think that is the most rational theory. That led me to this excellent forum. I’m on the same page with most stuff here I think, but I do believe artificial satellites is a reality.
Being a scuba diver for several years I thought it might be a contribution if I do an analysis of the so called space walks from that perspective.
When you dive, controlling your buoyancy is a skill that takes time to master. Especially when using a dry suit. Even your breathing affects your buoyancy. When you take a breath from the air tank, the air in your lungs makes you positively buoyant and that makes you float up a little. This in turn reduces the water pressure around you and causes the air you have in your dry suit to expand thus increasing your buoyancy further. You start to float up and as the air continues to expand your ascent rate will increase. You then have two options – To vent air, by using the dump valve on your suit and/or exhaling. You can also swim or push yourself down so that the water pressure increases and compresses the air in your suit again and makes you neutrally buoyant. But if you go to deep you will start to descend progressively because of the increased pressure. Then you have to swim up or buoyancy compensate by injecting air into your suit from a valve.
This is something all new divers struggle with and a very common sight is rookies surfacing feet first with a dry suit. This is because the dump valve is placed on the upper part of the suit but if you don’t pay attention air can escape to the feet section and causing you to float up feet first. Then the scenario described above plays out but since you’re going up feet first it’s hard to swim down and impossible to vent the expanding air.
When looking at the numerous so called space walks videos I see these rules of physics play out all the time. And the space clowns have a tougher task. They cannot control their buoyancy by venting air of course because bubbles. So they need to use the constant depth technique. Just a few centimeters can make you ascend or descend. And the speed progresses because of the pressure change. That is why you see the clowns always holding on to things and having problems moving around. And they can of course not use their hands or feet to swim because that would reveal the trickery. But you see them do that anyway sometimes trying to make it look like they’re waving.
Another thing I see a lot is the feet up problem. In the video below a space clown tries to go head first under some contraption, but then backs up again. This is because the air in his suit escapes to his feet, making them more buoyant than the rest of him, so that he cannot force himself under. And then he get snagged in a line. All in all it looks like inexperienced divers fooling around.
This is nothing what I think it would look like if they were in a zero g vacuum environment. Then they would be able to effortlessly float around, going up/down/right/left with the nudge of a finger. They would move exactly like in the fake ISS movies when they use the Vomet Comet airplanes. Also their suits would not look compressed, but inflated since they would always have positive pressure compared to the vacuum. This is so silly.
I think this is also the reason they like to strap the space clowns onto that stupid crane they have on the ISS. This way they don’t have to try to make it look like zero g in their bulky swim suits. Instead they show their space toys to fool people. The reason that screw driver is so bulky, is of course because it contains air pockets to make it buoyancy neutral.
Also I would say simulating zero g and training for space missions in a pool is pretty stupid because of the mentioned problems. It would be a whole different set of skills to master compared to what I imagine it would be in zero g. So the only reason I can see they do this is because this is also they way they fake the space walks.
“Enjoy” the video below to see some of the things I talked about. There is also some bubbles escaping in that video but I missed to note the time. Cudos if someone spots it. I also noticed that the film speed has be slightly increased. Probably to try to make it look less like water and more like space. But to me it only looks stupid I'm afraid.https://youtu.be/3Ruruhg6q1w