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Originally posted by ZeroKnowledge
>>> fighting in space suit is just as cubersome as fighting in heavy armor.
But arts of fighting with swords/daggers/ctr was developed while gravity was taken for granted. I think that in space at zero/low/high it will be very different.
Originally posted by Wayfarer
I am a member of a very large organization founded upon the study and practical recreation of the lost arts of Medieval and Rennaisance combat. However, as mentioned in the title, the head of our organization was recently contacted by NASA to ascertain the viability of utilizing him to personally train their astronauts in Medieval weaponry and fighting. Unfortunatley, NASA didn't give him an explanation of the relevance or need for such training, so I now pose the question to my intrepid conspiracy theorists, since the majority of my organizations musings have been just that (consipiracy theories).
My own thoughts (while trying my best to maintain some sort of realistic relevancy) have hovered around the potential for military actions in space. If that is the case, it stands to reason that projectile weapons would be perhaps prohibitive in a fragile spacecraft, whereas melee weapons tend to cause a lot less collateral damage.
How about the rest of ATS, what say you?
Originally posted by cosmicexplorer
Ever read Michael Crichton's Timeline...it reminds of that...which involves time travel...its a cool thing to think about....