Survivor of Romulus
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 1,336
# 11
02-16-2013, 02:37 PM
Hm.. a Star Trek Online player/fan pass a space travel health check?

I know atleast I wouldn't pass.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 5,987
# 12
02-16-2013, 04:55 PM
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Originally Posted by lukeminherexx View Post
Wow, people make mountains out of mole hills. Really, what do you care if he gets all of the votes and then fails the physical? He simply asked for your vote, he didn't make you morally or legally responsible for what happens to him in space, if indeed he makes it. Either vote, or don't. It's not rocket science! (pun completely intended)

Voted, and good luck. I like to look past the prejudice of our borders. I didn't see American/non-American asking for our vote. I saw a fellow STO player asking, and I wish you all the best.

Sorry about the bit of a rant, but it never fails. There is always someone negative about something. You can say good morning, and they would start questioning on what authority you had the right to claim it a good morning, or, what exactly is the legality of the good morning, and if they shared their good morning with you, maybe it would keep someone who looks like them, or talks like them, or is from the same place as them, from having that very good morning they gave you.
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.
Ensign
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 8
# 13
02-16-2013, 05:29 PM
I thank everyone for their points of concern, I have actually read the smallprint and I can assure you that (at the very least) i am in fine physical shape... As for mental, I can try to prepare myself, but that will only go so far... Though my advantage is that my job involves me being constantly alert and in a safety conscious frame of mind at all times (for which I have gone through many months of training for).


But as some others have said... It doesn't matter if I would or wouldn't pass the tests... I simply put the link on the STO forums in the hopes that my fellow STO'ers would come together to support my endeavour.

P.S. thanks to those who have already voted, it really means a lot!
Lieutenant
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 62
# 14
02-16-2013, 07:49 PM
Quote:
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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