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Shatner exits the capsule pretty much as he went in... 90 years is not the limit in space.
Definitely not. I'm often surprised about the negative perception of being old by people. Being old doesn't mean one has to be restricted. If you have a good disposition and take good care of yourself and if you love life then you can enjoy life and do stuff well beyond 80 and 90. My grandpa drove his motorbike beyond the age of 80 and he only stopped because my grandma was worried...

A non-scientific short-term spaceflight is just a little more demanding than a usual passenger flight with a jet airplane. You get more g's during ascent and entry and of course zero gravity but that's it. I could imagine that zero gravity actually feels great when you have very old bones and joints :LOL:

I would claim that almost anyone, even certain disabled people, could travel into space without any issues and with only minor preparation, including old ones. The high standards for professional astronauts are actually due to the efforts and budget required for complex scientific missions, especially long-term flights. But even this certainly could be accomplished by "normal" people if you are just passionate enough and get the required training. I bet some of us here in the community could go on a two or three weeks stay onboard the ISS, or even longer, with maybe 6 months training prior and also participate in and perform scientific experiments.
 

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Definitely not. I'm often surprised about the negative perception of being old by people. Being old doesn't mean one has to be restricted. If you have a good disposition and take good care of yourself and if you love life then you can enjoy life and do stuff well beyond 80 and 90. My grandpa drove his motorbike beyond the age of 80 and he only stopped because my grandma was worried...

A non-scientific short-term spaceflight is just a little more demanding than a usual passenger flight with a jet airplane. You get more g's during ascent and entry and of course zero gravity but that's it. I could imagine that zero gravity actually feels great when you have very old bones and joints :LOL:

I would claim that almost anyone, even certain disabled people, could travel into space without any issues and with only minor preparation, including old ones. The high standards for professional astronauts are actually due to the efforts and budget required for complex scientific missions, especially long-term flights. But even this certainly could be accomplished by "normal" people if you are just passionate enough and get the required training. I bet some of us here in the community could go on a two or three weeks stay onboard the ISS, or even longer, with maybe 6 months training prior and also participate in and perform scientific experiments.
Age is just a number of years since you are born. We generally call someone young or old by looking at their appearance rather than their age. However, not all of us (even the old-timers) can get the opportunity to go into space with minimal training. None other than the richest persons in the world (e.g. Bezos, Branson, Musk) can go into space like this, and I don't have enough net worth to do so.

Edit: Of course, I believe that like smartphones and air travel, space tourism will become affordable in the near future, possibly within my lifetime. So my childhood dreams of becoming an astronaut will possibly become true in the guise of space tourism.
 
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...as usual with low-cost-carriers ;)
..if considering USD 140,000 as low cost, which sounds expensive in Indian standards (equivalent to about 1 crore in India).
 

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Totally missed this one... damn waterheater 🤦‍♂️
 

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Totally missed this one... damn waterheater 🤦‍♂️
kinda reminds me to Apollo 13
when neither TV station or the american people were interested to watch the flight at all
until... you know... 🔥👀

🥴
 

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kinda reminds me to Apollo 13
when neither TV station or the american people were interested to watch the flight at all
until... you know... 🔥👀

🥴
I knew this was going up, but I missed it de to some home repair work.
 

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Straight up and straight down, ten minutes just ain’t as exciting, I guess.:sleep:
Me, I was repairing my sink drain, this wonderful water we have ate through the metal pipe.🤬
 

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Totally missed this one... damn waterheater 🤦‍♂️
In recent years, rocket launches have become so routine and common that the launches themselves have become quite boring, akin to an aeroplane taking off from runway. For instance, I don't really bother watching Falcon 9 launches unless the launch carries something special.
 

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this time Al Shepard's daughter, earlier William Shatner, Jeff Bezos...
it carries "something special" every time
I wonder when it's my turn...
:ROFLMAO:
 

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In recent years, rocket launches have become so routine and common that the launches themselves have become quite boring, akin to an aeroplane taking off from runway. For instance, I don't really bother watching Falcon 9 launches unless the launch carries something special.

Same here years ago. I rarely watch Ariane 5 launches, because they have become repeats. But I will watch JWST. And I really hope to see Ariane 6 launch soon.
 

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I prefer the old Soviet definition of "space flight".
Space flight = orbital flight.
 
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I'll admit I missed it, but would have watched if I'd caught it.

Got a query on a broadcasting forum I use, why had I stated a thread about the ISS?
Had to think a bit, as I sat there with my cup of coffee watching live pictures from 200+ miles above the earth of two manned craft manoeuvring.
 

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I prefer the old Soviet definition of "space flight".
Space flight = orbital flight.
well those are the ones that for sure deserve them astronaut wings. old style baby 🚀☠️ 👀

mention ISS... I wonder what if those guys can watch and filming this "spaceflight"
I bet they laugh their asses out 😏🎠 🤭
 

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I bet they laugh their asses out
I highly doubt it. More likely, they're going to say "yay, look at those comfy seats we'll be getting in the future!"
Also, it's funny that you mention filming... the ISS has just hosted a film crew shooting the first movie featuring scenes actually shot in space, and is scheduled to receive the next (delayed until spring 2022).
You can't want to commercialise space and then scoff at the people making that viable by actually spending their money. Sure, they're not astronauts, but there's nothing to laugh at.
 

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I highly doubt it. More likely, they're going to say "yay, look at those comfy seats we'll be getting in the future!"
Also, it's funny that you mention filming... the ISS has just hosted a film crew shooting the first movie featuring scenes actually shot in space, and is scheduled to receive the next (delayed until spring 2022).
You can't want to commercialise space and then scoff at the people making that viable by actually spending their money. Sure, they're not astronauts, but there's nothing to laugh at.
filming, you talking about that Russians film crew ?

yeah, I was just being silly... love the space for whole of my life but still not so sure
I would have the balls for a tryout in a Shepard :) they are brave souls.
and I think it's great everything what's happening in space right now.
except when Russians are using it for target practicing 👎
 
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