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Poet deVine
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0 posted 04-21-2001 11:34 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

At the end of next month, a millionaire from California is going to be the first 'tourist' in space. He gets to go on a space shuttle mission. He and his family had to sign legal documents stating they will not sue the U.S. Government if something happens. He also has to promise not to 'break anything'.

My question: Would you like to go on a space shuttle mission? If so, why? If not, why not?
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I would absolutely go!!!  Last August I got the chance to spend a week at Space Camp Canada located in Quebec.  My nephew won the trip which included 9 of his friends and myself.  It was worth $10,000.  During our week there we learned about everything there is to know about space and flying the space shuttle.  At least as much as one can learn in a week.  We eat space food, tried all of the simulators required by real astronuats to practise in and even flew to missions in "real time" in the Challenger.  Each child was assigned a position and had to learn it completely.  I was Payload specialize 1.  Whhich meant I had to go out of the Challenger and fix a satelitte in less then 10 minutes by using the Canada Arm.  

In all, it was a tremendous learning experience and it really gave the kids a great sense and respect for what real astronauts go through.  Anyone who has any interest in Space should try a program like this.  

So to answer your question Sharon...YES!!!!!  

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2 posted 04-21-2001 02:35 PM       View Profile for Temptress   Email Temptress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Temptress

Nope.. I won't even fly in an airplane..much less go into space in a shuttle? *shudders at both thoughts in fear* NO WAY!  

still d-i-s-c-o-n-n-e-c-t-e-d
I am bound by this, you see...to become Night's sole mistress, and I am jealous in my endeavours for his attention.

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3 posted 04-21-2001 02:46 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I'm already in space---but then, aren't we all? ????
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4 posted 04-21-2001 04:44 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Most likely, Serenity...
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YES!!!!

Space has always been one of my hobbies and interests. . . ever since my Dad bought me my first telescope at age 9. . . I've always loved and wanted to go out there. . . see what it's like. . .

To see the stars up close. . . I'm just sorry that it probably won't happen in my lifetime. . . but wouldn't it be cool???  To see the planets, to discover new worlds, new stars. . . what a voyage!!!!

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YEP!
Space is awesome......so vast....so ...erm....yea so VAST....so yea I'd be up there in a jiffy!

I was born myself, raised myself, and will continue to be myself. The world will just have to adjust.

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Beam me up Scottie!!

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It would be too time-consuming.  If I want to see endless dark, I'll close my eyes.  If I want to see endless dark with stars backdropping it, I'll bang my head against the wall repeatedly and close my eyes.  That way I even get the weightlessness effect as well.

"Look, Mommy!  I'm in space!"

Build a man a fire, and he's warm for a day.  Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.  
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Sure I would.  It's something not everyone can do  

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So long lives this, and this give life to thee."  W.S.

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Ready NOW !!  Traveling in space must be a truely humbling experience - and I indeed am often in need of such a lesson. Lets Go !!

Nan
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11 posted 04-24-2001 06:37 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

The ultimate experience, eh?... I have to say I'd love it... Of course - If you've EVER had the awe-inspiring fortune to be present at Cape Canaveral when a shuttle was launched... and watched that rocket take off...YIKES

I've never experienced anything to compare to it.... It's a pretty scary thought to think that those crazy astronauts are sitting comfortably above that flaming torch as it climbs at 6000 miles/hour - It's a good mile in the sky before you hear a sound - Then the earth shakes under you... It's amazing...




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You could just get flurorescent stars like I have Allan...bit better than head banging eh?  

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No, I love looking and hearing about them but please don't take my feet off solid ground. I have no desire to leave the United States, so much I've never seen here.
Nicole
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No - no way.  Nope.  I like being able to walk around knowing I can breathe.  There's no AIR up there!  Just thinking about it makes me all suffocate-ish-like.  *brrr*
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I would go if I just had the spare $20,000,000 in pocket change.

Pete

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