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Anyone listening to the Shuttle luanch?


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It will always stick with me. I know that we have some great engineers working on the launch, but it still frightens me. I know it is part of the thrill for them, but I am simply too conservative to even understand the mindset.

 

 

It's not about thrills for them, it's about understanding and logic. They know the scenario and everything that went into it. It's a logical choice to proceed when you are aware of it all, and not just watching the spectacular part as an outsider.

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It's not about thrills for them, it's about understanding and logic. They know the scenario and everything that went into it. It's a logical choice to proceed when you are aware of it all, and not just watching the spectacular part as an outsider.

 

 

There is certainly something in it for them to pursue that career. You are giving reasons for why they might not have the debilitating fear I might, but I would never be drawn to the profession to begin with.

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There is certainly something in it for them to pursue that career. You are giving reasons for why they might not have the debilitating fear I might, but I would never be drawn to the profession to begin with.

 

That's what I meant. Fear gives way to knowledge and understanding, and when you truly understand all aspects of what you're getting into, you won't be afraid. You might then decide it's too risky, but you won't be scared of it. :cool:

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Can't seem to connect where I am now.

 

I like watching the launch prep on The NASA channel. The amount or carp the astronauts go through just to get strapped in would be enough to send me running for the hatch.

 

I also read Riding Rockets: The Outrageous Tales of a Space Shuttle Astronaut by Mike Mullane. Great read! I sent him an email when I finished the book and received a response about an hour later.

 

Anyhoo......did they launch today?

 

Just curious,

 

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That's what I meant. Fear gives way to knowledge and understanding, and when you truly understand all aspects of what you're getting into, you won't be afraid. You might then decide it's too risky, but you won't be scared of it.
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Right. My level of comfort is far below theirs, even given the same small chance of error. I am, what you might call, risk adverse.

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That's what I meant. Fear gives way to knowledge and understanding, and when you truly understand all aspects of what you're getting into, you won't be afraid. You might then decide it's too risky, but you won't be scared of it.
:cool:

 

Fear also breeds hate.

 

Oh wait...we're not talking about that. :D

 

 

 

 

Seriously, I still remember the day Challenger blew up. I was in biology class. Many students had gathered in the cafeteria to watch it live. I remember all the commotion. :(

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Right. My level of comfort is far below theirs, even given the same small chance of error. I am, what you might call, risk adverse.

 

Baby steps man, baby steps. I'd suggest starting out by buying a wild expensive bass you've never played before.;)

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