Re: PROMETHEUS - Grade and Discuss
In the recent Star Trek you had to do that when the three officers space dive. Technically they'd all burn up on entry. But Suspend and Imagine. Fill-in-the-gaps. Maybe by then its possible/space gear/angle-blah-blah-blah.
It was technologically feasible in a much more primitive form by the 1960s, so it's not much of a stretch for 2250s spacesuit materials.
Plus, if you're not moving at orbital speeds you won't experience the same friction heating upon reentry, so you could do it in a more conventional pressure suit without heat shielding. Captain Pike's shuttle probably dropped them in the upper atmosphere.
'First Contact' is the tale of a man who just wants to cash in on his creation so he can get wasted on an island full of naked women, but his fans keep insisting that he's a saintly visionary who has profoundly altered the world. AKA - 'I Don't Want to be a Statue: The Gene Roddenberry Story.'