Author : Duncan Shields, Staff Writer
They call them Blue Jumpers. I’ve also heard them referred to as the Kangaroos.
It’s a space version of the Screaming Meemies or the Heebie Jeebies except that it happens in low gravity atmospheres. You get carried away with how high you can jump and something snaps in the simian, as they say.
You start going for a record with a smile on your face and a clenched-teeth scream coming out of you like a human kettle. With all your strength you bound skywards over and over again, forgetting that flight is impossible and that landing is the hard part. Acceleration and mass and all those nasty physics stay in place.
Most people just get broken legs but some of them rupture their envirosuits and die.
That’s why the habitats have low ceilings. That’s why the observation booths have nets across them.
It’s for your own good.