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Space tourism = tourism.

Astronaut = a job.

Slight difference there.

You're getting PAID to go into space. As a full time job.
Being in space is your job.

The lineup to get INTO space is insane, and the price is even more insane - you get to skip the line somewhat regularly, get paid to do it, and get to stay up for a fair while.

Job perks > slightly under paid.


Just for reference, it costs them ~$240 million to keep you in orbit for two days (thats what it cost with the shuttle at least). It just.... job perks are amazing.
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I never looked into it but from the top of my head I was expecting higher requirements and qualifications. biggrin.gif
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Being tall sucks
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You're getting PAID to go into space. As a full time job.
Being in space is your job.
The lineup to get INTO space is insane, and the price is even more insane - you get to skip the line somewhat regularly, get paid to do it, and get to stay up for a fair while.
Job perks > slightly under paid.
Just for reference, it costs them ~$240 million to keep you in orbit for two days (thats what it cost with the shuttle at least). It just.... job perks are amazing.

It is a job. Therefore there are downsides to the grind.
Edited by Riou - 1/25/12 at 11:08pm
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This sounds scary and cold, now i don't hate space i just would not like to go into orbit lol
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cool!

now where did i put my resume??
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At first I thought ,"Neat", then I remembered that NASA has no more space ships and I don't want to go to the moon in a Russian Space Dump Truck. mad.gif

All those budget cuts and Muslim outreach have left NASA with nothing to do but troll the nerds on the Intrawebs.
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post #28 of 62
That's a pretty nice yearly salary... also very cool for those seriously considering such an occupation.
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There are many health hazards with being in space for prolonged periods that have been discovered, off the top of my head, here are a few.

*Impotency
*Muscle Loss
*Bone Density Loss
*Heart Conditions
*Detachment of Corona from Eyeball


And probably several more which I don't remember.
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I'd really be curious as to what sort of people would actually get an interview. I mean, I qualify for the requirements, but that is like meeting the minim hardware specs for a game. And I am not sure how tough the physical will be. I know I am in above average shape, but not that far above average tongue.gif

Kind of cool that NASA hasn't just given up on space...through this could be more of publicity stunt than anything else.
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 1/26/12 at 7:30am
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