RUNNING OFF THE GROUND Londoners were speechless as hundreds of Brave New Ventures employees run through the city on Thursday 24th May. Dressed in uniforms, they were performing extreme spatial exercises, and underwent microgravity resistance training, organised by Aires Guerra, military and bootcamp instructor.
Sian Hobbs, who was one of the medical supervisors on the run, emphasised the complexity of the routines they were performing, which involved exercises to reduce muscle wastage incurred on long, confined missions. “It was not at all like outdoors aerobics or typical flash mob. It was very much about challenging the relationship between the body and space, trying to escape the restrictions of the gravity”, she said.
BNV, who are gaining recognition as one of leaders in training and people management, take cyberspace investigation very seriously. From un-manned mining through to in-situ resource utilisation and propellant depots, they are prepared for any mission that would increase the chance of economic and technological progress. The anti-gravity exercises derive from propellant transfers, “which, in the absence of gravity, are extremely difficult, since liquids can float away from the inlet” claims Yevgeny Arseborsky, senior cyber analytic at BNV.
All people involved in the physical conditioning training were given instructions beforehand to ensure that the spatial routines were executed smoothly and effectively. Those who recently joined BNV seemed impressed not only by the programme but the philosophy behind the training. “It is all relative. BNV question what we take for granted, and make us go against the formulas. I would love to take part in their next spatial expedition”, said one of them.
It was noted that the choice of location, in London’s cultural quarter on the Southbank of the Thames also celebrated BNV’s recent support of Live Cinema company Secret Cinema. Uys van Welevelt, Senior Vice President EMEA Marketing said: “Like BNV, our new partners have a streamlined administration who are pushing the frontiers of creativity. We share a vision of the future where small teams of enterprising individuals come together to build a better world. The vision of the past is the clunky administrators who are wasteful and slow to make decisions. Our stock is continually rising. Invest in Brave New Ventures.”