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Question of the Day - July 15th!

post #1 of 24
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If you were given the chance to go into space and walk on the moon, would you do it?

As awesome of an opportunity that it would be, I think I'd be too scared and chicken out!
post #2 of 24
Yes, I would love to see earth from the moon.
post #3 of 24
I would, but I think that I would have to go without hubby....he is terrified of heights
post #4 of 24
I would be absolutely terrified the entire time, but yes I would do it!
post #5 of 24
I don't think i would to be honest?
post #6 of 24
YES!!!! I would love a chance to travel in space.
post #7 of 24
Noooooo
post #8 of 24
Noooo Way!! I would just hear about it from you guys who did.
post #9 of 24
Theres no shops on the moon, that's my reason
post #10 of 24
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Originally Posted by WELDRWOMN View Post
I would, but I think that I would have to go without hubby....he is terrified of heights
LOL! My husband is scared of heights too. Nah... but anyone that goes, get me a shirt
post #11 of 24
Interesting question....

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Originally Posted by snosrap5 View Post
Yes, I would love to see earth from the moon.
...If my kitts are so well, ( I mean someone who take care of they during my absence ) yes why not...


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Originally Posted by Rosiemac View Post
Theres no shops on the moon, that's my reason
BUT are lots and lots of Cheese my friend!............
post #12 of 24
I would love to travel in space but of coarse only if the kitties could come with me..
post #13 of 24
yep..with camera in hand.
post #14 of 24
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Originally Posted by mistressotdark View Post
yep..with camera in hand.
Oh, those pictures I'd have to see!! :

I would without a second thought! Like I said in yesterday's question of the day, flying is like a dream to me. And through space... Wow, I would think I would have died and gone to heaven!

I've even thought about being an astronaut, though obviously that didn't happen.
post #15 of 24
No way! As silly as it sounds the first thought I had was 'claustrophobia'!
post #16 of 24
I'd love to. As long as I could return immediately because I'd miss my kitties too much
post #17 of 24
Nope. Holds no fascination for me at all. I'm quite content to behold the heavens from the earth -- not the other way around. Have a great time, you guys, take lots of pics!
post #18 of 24
Ooh, heck yeah.
post #19 of 24
Oh heck yeah! That would be awesome!
post #20 of 24
Absolutely! I think it'd be fun!
post #21 of 24
If I was asked to go on a shuttle ride the day after either one of the shuttle accidents I would say HELL YES. The moon would be even better.
post #22 of 24
I'd go in a heartbeat if I could take my boyfriend and my baby cats. Besides, I think they'd be just adorable in little tiny space suits Maybe one day.......
post #23 of 24
Disclosure: I'm an aerospace engineer. I worked on the Shuttle and a bunch of other launch systems.

So my answer is, "It depends." Let me be part of the team designing and building the launch, vehicle, and recovery systems, back me up with the support I and the other engineers need to do the job right, get the correct operations personnel, let the folks who run the show do it right, and I'll be the first one in line to get measured up for a jump suit.

Scamp the necessaries, or let Congress decide what sort of booster we need to use because of an artificial spending limit, or strip managers of the ability to manage because you'd rather run your space agency as a jobs program, well, I'll stay with my keyboard and ground-bound telescopes.

To be honest, I'm more excited about designing and building the stuff and seeing others fly on it safely than I am in flying myself. There's a reason I stuck with engineering even though I was getting heavy hints that I should apply to be an astronaut when I was younger. No lack of fortitude on my part--it'd be easier to be the one that buys it than being the one left behind wondering if it was your screw-up that made someone else auger in or whatever. I just like designing the thing, getting it built, and watching it come alive.

Someone once asked Maxime Faget why he never attended a launch, he replied something along the lines of he wasn't interested because the real work was already done. That's sort of how I feel, though I love being at a launch, or a test firing of a rocket motor or engine. I like following the data as something I've been part of making flies. It's the payoff for those hours you put in, continuously chanting the aerospace workers' mantra: "Please, God, don't let me ---- up."

There, is that an "engineer" enough answer?
post #24 of 24
I'd go for the

But if I found none, I'd soon come home!
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