And then Hawking said "space, here I come"

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  1. Napjr

    Napjr <b><font color=gold>Mr. Internet</font><br><font c Veteran

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    ~before totally popping a rocking wheelie in his robo wheelchair~

    damn these engadget guys :p 

    but seriously, this is cool for him!
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/04/26/AR2007042602709.html?hpid=moreheadlines

     
  2. Vangelus

    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

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    <3 Stephen Hawking, I'm happy for him. :D 
     
  3. Jux

    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    I'm thrilled for the guy.
     
  4. MegaPrime33

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    Good for him. Zero gravity ftw!
     
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    The_Bardock ****** of the Minicons

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    Wow I didn't know he controlled his speech synthesizer through eye movement
     
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    Awesome! Hawking is definately one of my idols. What a BAMF!
     
  7. pscoop

    pscoop Dead inside

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    I saw this on the Today show this morning. The guy looked so freakin happy. Good for him.
     
  8. Draven

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    Coolest thing ever. If I had to name one person who, after everything he's been through and everything he's contributed to modern scientific thinking, it'd be him.
    I'm glad he enjoyed it.
     
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    Indeed, it's basically the only part on him left that he can still (scarcely) move. He controls it via a motion sensor in his glasses frame. From what I read, typing like that is incredibly hard, and it can take him up to a half-hour to type and recite a few sentences.

    I think it's awesome that he could have this experience. One of, if not the, foremost experts on the universe deserves to experience weightlessness at least once, even if it isn't real spaceflight. I'm really glad he could have this experience.
     
  11. Draven

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    Fucking awesome. He deserved to enjoy it. :thumb 
     
  12. TestDrive

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    now its time to get him a robot body
     
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    That is awesome, it's great he got to do this - I read "A Brief History of Time" when I was 19 and it changed the way I thought about everything.
     
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    I heard rumors that he was a major player with the chicks and was constantly at parties and really didn't care about college. But then when he found out that he has this crazy disease, he got all serious and decided to save the world by going into physics. Which is what he is today.
     
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    He completely deserved this joyous experience. I hope they let him go again.
     

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