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Comment: Re:Yes, even if it kills me (Score 3, Insightful) 561

by jbridge21 (#34250788) Attached to: Would You Take a One-Way Ticket To Mars?

> I'm at a bit of a loss at how much better it
> could be to see it through a tiny window.

Just about every astronaut I've heard has said that staring out the window was one of their favorite activities during downtime in orbit, and they'd all jump at the chance to go back for more.

Comment: Re:Can somebody say (Score 1) 514

by jbridge21 (#32789584) Attached to: Obama Awards Nearly $2 Billion For Solar Power

That would be cool and all, if this was actually subsidizing solar power research... the summary says they money is going to companies building production plants, not early-stage research. In other words, just another government distortion of the free market. I'd rather have solar panel producers who can stand on their own commercially instead of giving handouts to yet another industry who will then become dependent on said handouts.

Comment: Re:Does the last Atlantis pilot read /. ? (Score 1) 190

by jbridge21 (#32466342) Attached to: SpaceX Successfully Launches Falcon 9 Rocket

You kid, but I remember reading an interview with a high level manager in the JSC astronaut office, wherein he said only half joking that the astronauts under his purview were more than willing to strap into a Shuttle with only one functioning SRB, etc, and a big part of his job was basically to convince them of reasonable safety standards for their OWN lives!

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