1 March 2014 at 09:44:31 MST
Dee is learning how to repair aerostats in a gas giant's atmosphere.
... She's still got a lot of learning to do.
Sketched by the ever-sketchin' blue-penciled Roman Jones ( http://romanjones.deviantart.com/ )
on 1 March 2014 at 10:41:50 MST
I suggest magnetized limbs! That way you can't drop things.
on 1 March 2014 at 11:34:50 MST
A teensy bit of further background:
Dee isn't a /complete/ idiot; she had a plan to hold onto any tools she lost. It didn't use tethers or magnets - instead, it used "gecko-tech", aka "geck" or "geck-tape". (A piece of geck is made up of flat strips, covered in microscopically fine hairs with spade-like tips. When one current is run through a piece of geck, the hairs all line up, and it becomes extremely adhesive; when the opposite current is run through, they release. Each square centimeter can support over a hundred pounds of force - that's about 50 kg in 1 gravity. Geck can replace clothes fasteners, nails, screws, duct-tape, air-mask seals, suction cups, and velcro. It costs about 65 New Attican Bucks per square meter.)
Her main flub was to not anticipate the interaction of two facts:
on 1 March 2014 at 11:59:17 MST
minutes later on the ground BADUMM! .... Ouch! @.@
on 1 March 2014 at 16:18:47 MST
"Ground? What ground? Jupiter doesn't have any ground..."
Okay, so this particular picture was taken during a training exercise rather than while actually in a gas giant's atmosphere, but it's the principle of the thing... :)
on 2 March 2014 at 03:29:44 MST
Hahaha yeah, well, then i was on a airship right under your Balloon XD