If you do not have to go to space camp as a child, now is your chance.
"Houston, we have a problem."
As our mission to the International Space Station is in jeopardy, the red warning light flashes at the console of our shuttle. As we communicate with mission control, we simply assume that the sensor is malfunctioning. We will go ahead with a sigh of relief with this elimination.
Once we dock, it's time for a space walk to complete a small structure. I wore the spacesuit for the first time from the ship. If the sequence of sounds sounds like a terrible idea, then I would actually be in space.
Instead, I am in the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama for Space Camp. Space camp takes children and adults to where they can become missionaries of the universe.
I imagine floating around in a 5-degree-of-freedom chair that simulates micro-gravity, 0.5 inches off the floor. Putting a few sticks in a round steel peg should not be too hard, but with gloves, the chair tilts easily, and the little guy is tricky. I sweat. But the work is over. I forgot to close the hatch with the extra stick, and some say I am leaving to become a piece of the universe. Sorry.
I technically go back to the shuttle bus that left without us. In fact, it is already in the middle house. When we start the final descent, pull the headset again. We come in at a sharp angle and bounce off the runway, but our commander survives somehow even though he forgets to close the back door.
"The pilot landed."
It is moving away from home more than ever.
Ask your children what they want to be when they grow up. Undoubtedly at least one will say: Astronaut.
It is heterogeneous to think about the inherent dangers of space flight and the rigorous training needed to escape the earth in that age. And to say that you need a "right thing" to get into NASA's astronaut rankings is to avoid it. Only a small fraction of 1% of people applying is allowed.
If manned mission to Mars is made possible in the next few decades, the difficulty of training increases as humans first prepare astronauts for 34 million miles away from home.
"It's a totally different baseball game," said a black woman who had just completed her first space flight with NASA's former astronaut Mae Jemison.
I did not experience living in a very narrow space with an outside environment to immediately kill me without space suits. This is what an astronaut headed for space station is already facing. If we exchange one-way (9-11 months) on Mars, the psychological difficulties will increase rapidly and how will we train? People for them.
"NASA astronaut Leland Melvin said that he had to travel with Mars because he had been traveling with Mars for three years.
"I do not know if I should place someone in the bat cave for three years or not, but it can be a long time to work with a very small group of people." .
Jemison said he could not train for all the contingencies, so he said he would have to pick the right people to adapt to the challenges of the red planet because of the red appearance of the earth's naked eye.
"Mars will be much more dependent on the technology people bring," Jemison said.
"It is not absolutely necessary to be able to train people for two weeks." "Hey, now how are you being resiliently trained?" They will have to pre-test and find a way to look. "She said.
NASA's project manager and executive director of the US Space and Rocket Center, Robertell Zoller, said he would train not only astronauts but also family and friends.
"If you go to Mars or something goes wrong, turn around and go back home," he said. "We have to control the family and people on the planet as much as we control the astronauts, because we can send people away from space."
Then why do you have to go to Mars with all the costs, risks and time needed to complete a single path? Because, if you have a really long view, Stephen Petranek, author of "How to Live on Mars," the basis of National Geographic's "MARS", said.Half-documentary, half-scripted drama TV shows are now going back and forth between the earths – a place that shows how we prepare to get to Mars now and how we talk about the problems we will develop when we get there – Industrialize the earth.
"Humans are about 95% of the earth's nomadic people." There is a survival mechanism embedded in the DNA to go to the next horizon and the next wilderness. "
Eventually, the sun will heat up and expand, consuming all life on Earth and throwing the Earth out of orbit, Petranek said. Mars will be in the same fate, but traveling on the red planet will be a leap point for man to sail farther.
"We can not live on earth forever," he said. "We must be interplanetary species."
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