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Bear in mind, also, that the executive of the national space agency, whilst lobbying and campaigning over the five years, constantly reminds government officials and hundreds of millions of citizens and non-citizens alike that international air travel is as effortless, regular and frequent as people drinking a cup of coffee in the morning and we don't hear of regular plane crashes anymore, so a few hiccups at the beginning is nothing to be ashamed or frightened of.
originally posted by: AT9S911
At what point would you have found this unacceptable - and bad for public morale etc?
originally posted by: watchandwait410
I hope nothing stops the space program because I sure as # know china won't stop for a few dozen deaths. If we stop and they don't, boom bing we lose the new space race.
Let us say I am a country.
originally posted by: Krakatoa
Why are your first few launches carrying so many astronauts anyways? Poor design requires that many as a minimum. I would say the first few (lets say 3) launches would be totally automated. Then you send 2-3 astronauts, max, for the first 5 launches at least.
Those initial high risk launches will have a lower probability of success than later launches (proven by history).
Your supposition is flawed from the beginning. I suggest you read up on the NASA Mercury & Gemini programs before leaping to Apollo from the start.
originally posted by: KansasGirl
a reply to: ketsuko
What if the astronauts weren’t given all of the information? What if some of the most serious risks were hidden from them? What if some of the most dangerous risks were not only hidden, but when others tried to tell the astronauts about the serious risks, the information was erased and the people trying to warn them were wrongly discredited?