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originally posted by: boohoo
originally posted by: sg1642
The world needs more people like this girl. These are the kind of stories that can restore some faith in humanity I suppose.
Actually we need LESS of these kinds of people, a LOT LESS. They are the ones that "grow up" and make horrible policies for regular people because they had things easy and were privileged in their childhood.
Here is her resume:
- Attended Space Camp 7 times, Space Academy 3 times and Robotics Academy 1 time
- The first person to complete all the NASA Space Camps in the world, including Space Camp Turkey and Space Camp Canada
- Witnessed 3 Space Shuttle launches
- Attended Sally Ride Camp at MIT, and three Sally Ride Day camps
How much did all the above cost?
Who paid for it?
Who chaperoned her to these sites?
Her space camp "bill" likely cost more than my car, possibly even more than some peoples homes.
Having the money to pursue the training, is all the "gumption" ANYBODY needs. Lets see how enthusiastic she would have been to pursue this training, if her parents said, "earn some money over the next two summers and then we will see how much you have and if we can afford to send you". THAT is the real dream killer.
Some also have noted that she was doing some "fund raising"? But didi't realize that the "fund raising" was for her "speaking tour", NOT to pay for the initial training, Daddy & Mommy paid for that part. Oh BTW, the "speaking tour" is for TED, so some relative likely has some decent connections too.
Once again it seems that "regular people" are just are not familiar with how "real experts" get trained today and move on to successful, stable careers in the United States. This kid is no different than all the other rich kids that have preceded her.
originally posted by: Borisbanger
a reply to: Kuroodo
Why should I think its illegal?
because its wrong to allow people to put them selves in a hopeless situation with out good cause or reason.
As far as I can see at the moment this is for entertainment.
If it was a serious endevour heaven and hell would be moved to ensure the voyagers safe return.
Sending voyagers one way means they are expendable
originally posted by: lostbook
originally posted by: ~Lucidity
a reply to: lostbook
It may well be forever though. It hasn't ended well for anyone in the movies who's gone to Mars, has it? It's a risk for sure. One I would so not be willing to take.
My main drawback for going to Mars is for any pathogens and/or viruses which may be there. We just don't know what's there....maybe Mars life was wiped out by an organism eating super-bacteria or a super virus....I just don't know.