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Old 07-21-2019, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Florida
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People live on Earth. The universe is incredibly huge, so huge that basically all of it will forever remain out of reach. I guess there is just no appeal in flying to some utterly hostile dust ball when life on Earth is so pleasant. Unlike half a century ago we all know now that it is possible to fly to other bodies in space, it is mere physics, hence no more fascination. The only ones that still seem interested are greedy and military people.
I'd rather go to Detroit than to space
This is true. In fact, we have explored further into space than we have our own oceans. Space programs are also very difficult to get into these days. You have to be near perfect in every aspect of life, or be well connected. Majority of our kids will never be that, and they realized this truth a long time ago, so accepted it and found new dreams to aspire. The biggest dream for most kids these days is to be successful in doing something you actually enjoy. And if they make it, good for them. I follow a couple of kids who started their own cooking channels, and another who makes model homes out of recycled material and then make stories with the models using stop motion. It's amazing what these kids can do with a simple software program and good lighting.
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Old 07-21-2019, 06:23 PM
 
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Comparing today to 60 years ago is rather illogical.

We had a real and well-respected president then. He inspired people. Now we have a demented bigot who scares and worries people.

The inspiration of a positive intelligent person in charge encouraged people to achieve higher goals and "ask what they could do for their country." Makes perfect sense. And nobody is clamoring for a laughable Space Force--but that is what is being promoted.
Scares and worries? Lawd. About what?

It's strange, I never see people acting afraid, clinging to things or worried. Most sane people go to work, support their families and carry on.

Nonetheless, in today's world, being a Yter is much more attainable than becoming an astronaut.
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Old 07-21-2019, 06:46 PM
 
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If women and non-White men are wanting to get more representation in outer space, then trying to encourage kids of such demographics to be astronauts is 1 way to start.
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