Somewhere else is the middle of post #56 (There is a very good read here:
): Felix Baumgartner's Jump into the History Book...
I'll usually re-post a link so the reader doesn't have to jump around in a thread.
You shouldn't worry yourself over negative comments that come from people like that.
“Moral indignation is the technique used to endow the idiot with dignity”.
Herbert Marshall McLuhan (July 21, 1911 – December 31, 1980)
My take on that is "they" fail to see the bigger picture, and I ignore comments like that.
"If I only had a nickel every time I stopped myself from a rebuttal....."
Still, one has to take into consideration "what may have triggered this reaction from the commenter?
On the face of it, being a Nurse is a nobler profession than being a base jumper and my presumption would be that the commenter may have had an event in his or her life where a nurse made a significant impact on their life.
Let me continue.....
The immediate value is to the aerospace industry and general aviation.
The long term value will come when all of the scientific data that was generated and recorded is put to use for the general public.
Just some examples:
is a standard design of polyethylene (plastic) film, but was larger than any other made, this should help in new construction techniques with plastic materials.
Stop and think, how many times do I use something made of "plastic" in my daily routine?
had to be specially constructed for this flight. The "crush pads" at the base of the capsule that protect it when it lands were of a special design.
I can see the potential in that for the auto industry.
Felix was wearing was of special construction. I can see the potential in that for fire fighters, hazmat teams, the medical industry, and health care.
Those were some beautiful pictures from the camera's
that recorded the jump.
Where does anyone think High Definition television came from?
High altitude photography, videography. This jump should continue to improve those techniques.
The backup safety systems
, again uses for Fire fighters, hazmat teams, the medical industry, and health care.
I could go on, but the possibilities to further the human species are endless. It is up to the individual to either enhance his or her life, or continue to live in a box.