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Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 62
# 14
02-16-2013, 07:49 PM
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Originally Posted by starkaos View Post
I just find it unfair to the rest of the competitors if a ton of slots are taken up by unfit astronaut candidates that know that they will never get into space due to failing the physical and/or mental. So if there is a total of 50 unfit astronaut candidates and I am #249, then I would not get a chance to go to space since I don't have enough people to vote for me.

The logical way to do this is to have every contestant do the mental test and the top 200 marks have to do the physical test. It makes more sense than doing a popularity contest since all it shows is that you are good at social networking or have a ton of friends rather than how well a person would do in space.
Did it ever occur to you, the other competitors are doing the same things the OP is doing? This is to win the CHANCE to go into outer space. If it was based on physical fitness, it would have been that type of a competition...but most countries just call that their SPACE PROGRAM.
I personally do not care if the OP is 500 lbs and licked the windows on the short bus as he went to Happy School. He simply asked for some support from a community that should support such an endeavor. It doesn't hurt me to vote for him, and who knows, I may get a pm from outer space some day saying "Thanks dude! This is fabulous!" At that point, I would not be crying over Mr. Wheaties with his bachelor in space exploration because the OP is 2 lbs overweight and works a drive through.
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