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(Space.com)   No wonder they only select rocket surgeons to go to space. There's something off about an interview with a 29-year-old private astronaut whose every other word is "aaaaaaand"   (space.com) divider line
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5 days ago  
Apollo 13 would have gone very differently with poorly qualified astronauts.
 
5 days ago  
With this flight, the 29-year-old Arceneaux will set two records: she will be both the youngest American to fly to space and the first person to ever fly to space with a prosthesis.

Didn't Bezos take some 18-year-old rich kid up on his joyride?
 
5 days ago  

AlgaeRancher: Apollo 13 would have gone very differently with poorly qualified astronauts.


Well yeah, because Apollo 13 had the on-board computing power of the power brick I use to charge my mobile phone.   Plus, it's just a capsule.  An Apollo 13 type failure on any capsule style craft would have been fatal for the crew, even if highly trained.
 
5 days ago  

Benevolent Misanthrope: With this flight, the 29-year-old Arceneaux will set two records: she will be both the youngest American to fly to space and the first person to ever fly to space with a prosthesis.

Didn't Bezos take some 18-year-old rich kid up on his joyride?


The Bezospenis didn't make it into space; it played just the tip with space.  This is an orbital mission aiming for an altitude higher than the ISS and any prior manned mission except Gemini.
 
5 days ago  
Relax Subby. She's not flying the spacecraft.
 
5 days ago  
Spaaace tourists!
 
5 days ago  
Private spaceflight will bring its own possibilities and challenges. We have a LONG way to go before these launches are considered 'routine' though.
 
5 days ago  
Even Elon has to deal with making an appointment with the rocket surgeon, only to be seen by the rocket physician assistant.
 
5 days ago  
Spam in a can.
 
5 days ago  
In high school English we spent a few days on public speaking. There were rules against using "crutch" words like "uuhhh" or "ummm." Before too long kids figured out they could just say "aaaaannnnndd...."
 
5 days ago  

Warthog: The Bezospenis didn't make it into space; it played just the tip with space.  This is an orbital mission aiming for an altitude higher than the ISS and any prior manned mission except Gemini.


So, Wiki lists the planned apogee at 575km... Any idea what perigee will be? I can't imagine they'd waste the fuel to circularize at that altitude.
 
5 days ago  

Theaetetus: Warthog: The Bezospenis didn't make it into space; it played just the tip with space.  This is an orbital mission aiming for an altitude higher than the ISS and any prior manned mission except Gemini.

So, Wiki lists the planned apogee at 575km... Any idea what perigee will be? I can't imagine they'd waste the fuel to circularize at that altitude.


Nevermind, they will be circularizing apparently, at least judging from the period being 90 minutes.
 
5 days ago  
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5 days ago  

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I'd like to spend 15 to 20 seconds with her in zero gravity if you know what I mean, and I think you do.
 
5 days ago  

Warthog: Benevolent Misanthrope: With this flight, the 29-year-old Arceneaux will set two records: she will be both the youngest American to fly to space and the first person to ever fly to space with a prosthesis.

Didn't Bezos take some 18-year-old rich kid up on his joyride?

The Bezospenis didn't make it into space; it played just the tip with space.  This is an orbital mission aiming for an altitude higher than the ISS and any prior manned mission except Gemini.


By pretty much any definition of space in common use, Bezos made it to space. He just had a very short trip.

Also "except Gemini and Apollo."
 
5 days ago  
If I were stuck listening to that voice during a space trip, I would welcome death in the cold vacuum of space.
 
5 days ago  
First guy sent out with only 20 minutes of Oxygen and a shovel to try to cover Musk's Mars shelter with Mars dirt during a radiation storm.
 
5 days ago  

AlgaeRancher: Apollo 13 would have gone very differently with poorly qualified astronauts.


I remember every goddamn nervous second of that flight. Those guys (are) were incredible. Actually, nothing bad had to happen for things to swirl down the drain because space. Something extremely minor or seemingly inconsequential can turn you into Frank Poole in a millisecond.

Leave it to the pros, idiots. Stuff your rich peoples flights up your asses, Jeffrey, Elon, et. al.
 
5 days ago  

Benevolent Misanthrope: With this flight, the 29-year-old Arceneaux will set two records: she will be both the youngest American to fly to space and the first person to ever fly to space with a prosthesis.

Didn't Bezos take some 18-year-old rich kid up on his joyride?


Orbit.  These people are actually going into space long enough to orbit the earth.  Rich kid just took a ride on a giant penis.
 
5 days ago  

psilocyberguy: AlgaeRancher: Apollo 13 would have gone very differently with poorly qualified astronauts.

I remember every goddamn nervous second of that flight. Those guys (are) were incredible. Actually, nothing bad had to happen for things to swirl down the drain because space. Something extremely minor or seemingly inconsequential can turn you into Frank Poole in a millisecond.

Leave it to the pros, idiots. Stuff your rich peoples flights up your asses, Jeffrey, Elon, et. al.


so.. the company that has had more orbital experience than every other -country- except China over the past few years aren't "the pros"?
 
5 days ago  

Theaetetus: Warthog: The Bezospenis didn't make it into space; it played just the tip with space.  This is an orbital mission aiming for an altitude higher than the ISS and any prior manned mission except Gemini.

So, Wiki lists the planned apogee at 575km... Any idea what perigee will be? I can't imagine they'd waste the fuel to circularize at that altitude.


It's not really a "waste" if they've got nowhere else to go. Especially since the Crew Dragon carries more fuel than the cargo version and can probably manage a higher orbit than that fairly easily if the only thing it's carrying are passengers and snacks.
 
5 days ago  
You get what you pay for.  You want actual science?  Increase the science budget.
 
5 days ago  

lennavan: You get what you pay for.  You want actual science?  Increase the science budget.


There will be microgravity and other experiments conducted during the 3 day orbit. On top of that, the mission itself is a fundraiser for St. Judes.

Your point stands, though; if people want NASA doing more sciencey stuff in space, NASA needs money for that.
 
5 days ago  
I'm most interested in whether the co-ed, mostly non-military, crew clamps their cheeks for three days or takes a chance on using the Crew Dragon toilet.  I suppose zero-gee sinus clogging will be a blessing come Day 3; it'll be a great test of the air circulation system and filters.  If I was the former-AF guy, I'd be encouraging the consumption of hot sauce and chocolate from their space-MREs, just for the prank long-game....
 
5 days ago  

akallen404: Theaetetus: Warthog: The Bezospenis didn't make it into space; it played just the tip with space.  This is an orbital mission aiming for an altitude higher than the ISS and any prior manned mission except Gemini.

So, Wiki lists the planned apogee at 575km... Any idea what perigee will be? I can't imagine they'd waste the fuel to circularize at that altitude.

It's not really a "waste" if they've got nowhere else to go. Especially since the Crew Dragon carries more fuel than the cargo version and can probably manage a higher orbit than that fairly easily if the only thing it's carrying are passengers and snacks.


Well, I mean, that's my point - since they've got nowhere else to go, they could instead have an elliptical orbit with a really high apogee just for funsies. Plus, it would make the reentry burn more efficient.
 
5 days ago  
The democratization of space will lead to many people flying around who are like, ummmm, aaaaaand, ashtranots. Let's call it the Forrest Gumpization of space.

Don't worry about her, she has a brother and sister in law who are aerospace engineers, and she has been assured that it is safe.

I find the interview remarkable for... showing how a typical person makes conversation. Somewhere along the line, people stopped capitalizing the words television, and facsimile machine. Somewhere along the line, people stopped using the word automobile and started pronouncing   nukular. Here we are, in my lifetime, when ASTRONAUT came to be pronounced as ashtrenat.

Send Susie to space, or whatever her name is. She represents a group of humans that have not been represented among astronauts. It is... progress.
 
5 days ago  

2fardownthread: The democratization of space will lead to many people flying around who are like, ummmm, aaaaaand, ashtranots. Let's call it the Forrest Gumpization of space.

Don't worry about her, she has a brother and sister in law who are aerospace engineers, and she has been assured that it is safe.

I find the interview remarkable for... showing how a typical person makes conversation. Somewhere along the line, people stopped capitalizing the words television, and facsimile machine. Somewhere along the line, people stopped using the word automobile and started pronouncing   nukular. Here we are, in my lifetime, when ASTRONAUT came to be pronounced as ashtrenat.

Send Susie to space, or whatever her name is. She represents a group of humans that have not been represented among astronauts. It is... progress.


She may be going to space, but that trip you took up your own ass is a bigger feat.
 
5 days ago  

Prussian_Roulette: I'm most interested in whether the co-ed, mostly non-military, crew clamps their cheeks for three days or takes a chance on using the Crew Dragon toilet.


I wager they go with the pre-launch colon blow, low-residue breakfast, and then the meals in space are some energy goo and light snacks. Their mission won't be long duration so there is no need to really exercise as is done on the ISS (so no large caloric needs for that). Exertion in zero G will be minimal for a few days. They can get by drinking Gatorade and eating some sugar syrup packets for the duration of the few days.
 
5 days ago  

Theaetetus: 2fardownthread: The democratization of space will lead to many people flying around who are like, ummmm, aaaaaand, ashtranots. Let's call it the Forrest Gumpization of space.

Don't worry about her, she has a brother and sister in law who are aerospace engineers, and she has been assured that it is safe.

I find the interview remarkable for... showing how a typical person makes conversation. Somewhere along the line, people stopped capitalizing the words television, and facsimile machine. Somewhere along the line, people stopped using the word automobile and started pronouncing   nukular. Here we are, in my lifetime, when ASTRONAUT came to be pronounced as ashtrenat.

Send Susie to space, or whatever her name is. She represents a group of humans that have not been represented among astronauts. It is... progress.

She may be going to space, but that trip you took up your own ass is a bigger feat.


The Hillary Clinton hatred started when they showed up at the White House as country bumpkins with Arkansas accents. It's a long tradition in the USA of people hating on others who have accents they view as slow or dim-witted.
 
4 days ago  

Miss5280: If I were stuck listening to that voice during a space trip, I would welcome death in the cold vacuum of space.


Yeesh. Just watched an interview with her and damn, her voice is grating as all get out.

I'm thinking no one will make it back as someone will open the air lock to bail.
 
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