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One controversial aspect of Starwalker is that it involves separate competitions from entrants in the southern and northern hemispheres. According to the World Bank, the global population is 6,692,030,277, with about 90% of the people living in the northern hemisphere.
Since the competition will chose one winner from each hemisphere, this means your odds are 1 in 6,022,827,249 in the north and 1 in 669,203,028 in the south. 6 billion vs. 700 million! Why the favoritism towards the southern hemisphere?
The answer is simple: 2 of the 3 series co-founders are from Australia, and they want to boost their country's spaceflight stature. I can't be too angry at their decision; after all, they're fellow ISU alumni.
The show culminates in two winners flying into orbit as fully-fledged astronauts on a Soyuz rocket.
Originally posted by KRISKALI777
reply to post by DjSharperimage
Thanks for that!
It looks like an excellent program.
I am though by no means unfit. I have trained 4-6 hours a week for the past 2.5 years.
This is a new challenge. I have the Aerobic capacity to achieve results in the first task (its my knees that are letting me down at the moment). I have a Physiotherapy appointment tomorrow, and hopefully he can give me some advice.
Failing that, I think a Sports therapist is the next port of call!
I regularly ( after every session ) do the Taoist Yoga routine ' eight pieces of brockade' to increase my oxygen capacity; I learned this from years of Kung Fu training.
This fitness program does look very good though; although a bit pricey, but very well presented! I will probably buy it and have a go at it in the future.....my mind is set at the moment on Marathon training.