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Old 06-25-2009, 12:42 PM   #16
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The idea of it is awesome-the reality, no. I'm scared enough in a regular plane.

Plus drinking recycled urine-I'm all for recycling and doing my part for the environment but come on. And just the going to the bathroom issues

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Old 06-25-2009, 12:55 PM   #17
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I actually have zero desire to go into space; there are too many places here on earth that I haven't seen yet and would love to see first.


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Old 06-25-2009, 02:11 PM   #18
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No. I hate everything that has to do with space, physics...
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Old 06-25-2009, 04:15 PM   #19
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Being a pilot and a physics major,


Why? Who is inviting me?
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Old 06-26-2009, 02:49 PM   #20
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I have to admit..These Klingons scare me...

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Old 06-26-2009, 08:18 PM   #21
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It all depends what we mean by 'space', doesn't it guys? If we're talking about the local neighbourhood, well we do pretty much know what is there already. If we're talking much further afield, well that's a whole other matter. I guess I'll wait until the engineering problems are overcome.

I love it when people say there's no aliens. Not because I necessarily think they are a dime a dozen the way they in are programs like Doctor Who or Star Trek, but because our sights are awfully limited at this point. We just don't know. We need to consider the possibility of other life forms that are below us in development. What if we are the first?

Now how would we go about detecting an intelligent civilisation on, fuck I don't know, one of those planetary systems they're picking up in recent years... but one which was at a sort of ancient-Egypt stage. They're hardly going to be generating much noise.
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Old 06-26-2009, 08:56 PM   #22
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It would be way cool to go but I also get motion sickness easily. So I don't think it will happen. However I have a bit of for space!
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Old 06-26-2009, 09:02 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by MadForIt View Post
Oh yeah? I bet you don't think your microwave is a waste of money. Or your cushioned insoles in your sneakers. Or your satellite TV. Or the smoke detector in your kitchen. Or the cordless tools that you may use when something in your house breaks. Or the filter that purifies your tap water in that Brita pitcher. Maybe you or someone in your family has a heart condition, and has a pacemaker that will (or has) save their life some day. God forbid you get sick, and need a CAT scan, or kidney dialysis.

None of this stuff would exist without the space program. Waste of money? Hell, we should be investing more into it.
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Old 06-26-2009, 10:20 PM   #24
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I'd go because you only live once!!!
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Old 06-27-2009, 07:56 PM   #25
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Zero gravity sounds like alot of fun also!
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Old 06-29-2009, 04:48 PM   #26
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I'd go, just to see the beautiful views of the world. Plus, see the Great Wall from space, which would be cool.
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Old 06-29-2009, 04:52 PM   #27
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Anything I need to know from outer space can be transmitted to me through David Bowie's nipple.
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Old 06-29-2009, 09:46 PM   #28
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I took a tour of a submarine. it was very confining.

no interest for me.

living on the moon or in a space station would not be much fun.
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If i could go without any of the danger or the extreme G-force, than yea- I would in a heartbeat. It would be an incredible experience.
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Old 06-30-2009, 12:30 AM   #30
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Cool to see the original will be the outro song. Love 70s Elton John.

I spend enough time in space here on earth.

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