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RE: Have we been too dogmatic about keeping astronauts alive?

in #stem3 months ago

Young people should avoid space due to the cancer risks.
Sending old people makes more sense, to me.


We wouldn't be putting them to work, we'd just be sending them off in style.
That said, I'm sure we'd learn a lot about space travel and the human body.

Yes, your proposal is sound, to me.
But the broader space policy should bias towards old people retiring into space, imo.

They have the money.
Nurses wouldn't have to lift them.
They couldn't fall and break a hip.

It just makes sense to send old folks into orbit, or the moon.

Lots of wisdom in that. Like the elderly gents at Fukushima, doing the radioactive stuff so younger people don't have to.