Na série The Big Bang Theory, o mais recente episódio teve como protagonista Wolowitz que vai ser astronauta.
Para isso, andou a treinar. Vejam o que os treinos na NASA fazem com ele 🙂
“Payload Specialist Howard Wolowitz is requested to report to the NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas, for astronaut training Monday 8:00 a.m.”
“I got to experience zero gravity.
You get in this plane that goes almost straight up for, like, 20 seconds, and then straight back down like it’s going to crash, and they do it over and over again, you know, no matter how many times you throw up.
And the craziest part is, because there’s no gravity, the throw-up kind of floats there… in a little ball, if your mouth is open because you’re screaming… sometimes it just floats right back in.
Boy, does everyone laugh at you when that happens.
I would have laughed, too, but I didn’t want the vomit to come back out.
Oh, could you do me a favor and overnight me some more underwear?
I got a look at the centrifuge they’re going to spin me around in tomorrow, and I have a hunch I packed a little light.”
“We did overnight survival training in the wilderness.
Big fun. Big, big fun.
I was gonna freshen up for you but I blacked out a little on the way to the bathroom.
– Survival training? Is that like camping?
Uh-huh. Except you don’t have food or water, and they don’t have a sunset Sabbath service like they do at Camp Hess-Kramer.
I slept in a hole I dug in the ground with my bare hands.
And at some point during the night, an armadillo crawled in and spooned me.
But I did it. I survived.
I wasn’t sure I was going to when the sandstorm hit. I just pulled my turtleneck up over my head and waited for death. But somehow as I sat there, wrapped in a cocoon of my own neck-sweat, I found that primal part of the human spirit that just wants to keep on living, no matter what the cost.
I ate a butterfly. It was so small and… beautiful, but I was so hungry.
– Are you crying?
No, I don’t think it’s possible. I’m severely dehydrated. My pee is like toothpaste.
I can’t quit. If I do, I’ll just be a guy who had a chance to be an astronaut and gave it up.
Send more underwear.”