Lets talk frankly about internal cleanliness: //sad that people are more hung up on race than what this means for the future of manned flight
brimed03: FTA: According to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, "they not only have the right stuff... they represent the full tapestry of America."Yes. The full tapestry. Provided you're only using six or seven white threads and one black thread. Mayyybe a tan thread IF the red-jacketed woman is Hispanic. No yellow or red threads though./that'sracist.jpg//so'sthis.jpg
Lets talk frankly about internal cleanliness: People said the same thing about the moon when Kennedy made his speech in '61, and we'd barely started putting satellites in our own orbit. Eight years later there were two men standing on it.
XMark: Aren't they going to be too old by the time a Mars mission actually happens? It's, like, at least 20 years away and that's being optimistic.
lostcat: They all better stop aging now, considering what a long way we are from being ready to send them.Or did someone come up with a way to sheild against solar radiation already?
Deep Contact: Hope they have about 3 feet of lead surrounding them for the trip.
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