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Could you handle a year in outer space?

L.A. Times 2012/11/26 17:28:33
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Scott Kelly, a NASA veteran with more than 180 days in space, and Russia's Mikhail Kornienko are scheduled to launch in spring 2015 to spend a year aboard the International Space Station, according to a NASA news release. A main goal of the expedition is to determine the effects of such a long stay on the human body.

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  • Rude&Reckless 2012/11/27 06:09:49 (edited)
    No
    Rude&Reckless
    +5
    You think a year is bad? Mars One (a Dutch private company) is preparing for a manned missions to Mars by the year 2023. That would entail a one-way trip to establish a colony. Could you imagine spending the rest of your life on a remote and extremely sparsely-populated planet? Now, THAT would take dedication.

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  • scarfy 2012/12/12 18:53:29
    No
    scarfy
    Takes a special person.
  • Patriot 2012/12/11 18:02:25
    Yes
    Patriot
    pick me ! lets get it on
  • Dave 007 2012/12/02 12:59:17
    Yes
    Dave 007
    +1
    To get away from all the morons, I would like to give it a try. No Libs, no race cards, no obama.
  • Cat 2012/11/29 06:46:44
    Yes
    Cat
    I suppose so, but why would I want to?
  • missfit 2012/11/29 04:44:12
    No
    missfit
    +1
    No,No, No, I already answered this and I think space voyage is awesome and interesting but not for a year. Maybe at the most for a few days. It's incredible that some are able to tolerate such a long time in such a different environment.
  • JimTheGeek 2012/11/28 17:39:17
    Yes
    JimTheGeek
    As long as I had something to keep me busy. I could even handle it alone.
  • TheR 2012/11/28 11:40:18
    Yes
    TheR
    http://www.sodahead.com/unite...

    Funny how people just ignore the truth. Because I have found the way to live on the moon, by growing air.
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  • sally 2012/11/28 06:31:27
    No
    sally
    +3
    I like to be able to take a walk outside and smell the fresh air. I really can't see myself confined in a small area eating gross space food.
  • sjalan 2012/11/28 05:09:59
    Yes
    sjalan
    Absolutely.
  • NECHOII 2012/11/28 03:51:54
    Yes
    NECHOII
    I think I might be able to if the destination was MARS. I could take along my BOOKS, DVD'S and I could talk to loved ones back home via VIDEOPHONE.
  • Fally GM 2012/11/28 03:30:27
    Yes
    Fally GM
    If I had the training required to do so, and if I had already gone once there, so I had the experience to deal with it, plus I would require a lot of food that would last a year on good conditions, and enough air for a year..if I had all that, then sure why not?
  • ☆stillthe12c☆ 2012/11/28 02:41:30
    No
    ☆stillthe12c☆
    +1
    Do not think that I could take much more than a week or two.
  • Tattoo Nana 2012/11/28 02:08:55
    No
    Tattoo Nana
    +1
    I think at first it would be fun, but after a few weeks,it would be hard You would be so trapped feeling and I believe it would slowly drive me crazy!
  • rikonjohn 2012/11/28 02:02:05
    Yes
    rikonjohn
    I don't really know about a year, but I'd dearly love to give it a try. I'm assuming the stay doesn't mean your ashes in a container the size of a lipstick tube which is the only way I could afford it.
  • AdrianMcTiernan 2012/11/28 01:36:22 (edited)
    Yes
    AdrianMcTiernan
    +1
    With provisios - pleasant company, something worthwhile to do while up there, a gym to keep fit, guaranteed safety - no nasty micrometeorites making naughty little holes in a thin - walled space ship, and good regular meals of my choice. Complete set of new clothes, Oh, and a proper bed and shower, 12-hour daily access to the net, complete medical and dental treatment beforehand, and a free Hasselblad digital camera with lenses I choose, to record the year, which I would get to keep after the year ended! - sounds good to me - when do I start? - The trip would be great, the weightlessness a relief to start with, and so forth - and I would publish a travellogue and book too, and I am a 'grey' already. I am a bit worried about the astronaut's pix above - it looks like his hand has been resting on a smoke covered surface - how many got back alive on his trip, I wonder, or have the FBI been taking palm prints? - oh, no, on second thoughts, he probably did finger painting to pass the time, perhaps?
  • nicesteve 2012/11/28 00:17:59
    No
    nicesteve
    +1
    Until they build a much larger space station, I don't think that I'll be spending that much
    time in a space station. Although, I'm not really clausterphobic, I do get cabin fever quite
    easily. I'd probably go stir crazy after a few months.
  • Juan Rodriguez 2012/11/27 23:39:54
    Yes
    Juan Rodriguez
    +1
    as long as i have everything that i want and need
  • blumunofky 2012/11/27 23:03:33
    Yes
    blumunofky
    +1
    Sign me up.
  • MARIDOTS 2012/11/27 22:06:51
    No
    MARIDOTS
    +1
    nope, your bones go to pot when you're in outer space.. no gravity has some bad effect on your bones. Be a bummer to come home after a year and stand on the ground and your legs to crumble because the bone density is gone. They have to solve that issue first.
  • Laura Vanderbooben 2012/11/27 20:27:31
    Yes
    Laura Vanderbooben
    i'd love it......... but i'd probably vomit.
  • cranejumper 2012/11/27 20:26:27
    No
    cranejumper
    I would rather be under the sea
  • Robert Strobel 2012/11/27 20:04:49
    Yes
    Robert Strobel
    +1
    It would be a decent break from the planet earth and all of its trials, turmoils, and tribulations. People incessantly bitching about the government, organizations constantly begging for the money we need to feed ourselves, wars all over the globe. NASA take me away!
  • fooley177 2012/11/27 19:41:17
    No
    fooley177
    +2
    Mentally, I have been in space for many years already, but physically is another story. I'm crazy, but not THAT crazy.
  • P. Sturm 2012/11/27 18:51:31
    Yes
    P. Sturm
    In a shot. It's a broken promise to my generation.
  • foobar 2012/11/27 18:35:20
    Yes
    foobar
    +1
    Sign me up!!!
  • Lady Serena 2012/11/27 18:30:20
    Yes
    Lady Serena
    I'd have fun with it, i'm a "loner" anyway lol But i'd probably be "glomped" by my family and friends when I get back ^_^
  • rebeccasrevenge 2012/11/27 18:03:16
    Yes
    rebeccasrevenge
    What's the big deal? I've lived my whole life in outer space,I hope I get another year
  • Shiny 2012/11/27 18:02:13
    No
    Shiny
    +1
    No. No way. I don't believe that I could. Just the weirdness of it alone I think would overwhelm me.
  • RoyCWhiteJr 2012/11/27 17:59:05
    Yes
    RoyCWhiteJr
    +1
    Being a retired submariner... I would say piece of cake without issue. :)
  • MichaelTaylor 2012/11/27 17:59:00
    No
    MichaelTaylor
    +1
    My creditors would still find a way to contact me daily...GRRRRRRR
  • overdog001 2012/11/27 17:45:27
    No
    overdog001
    Not with current technology, no.
  • Papillon 2012/11/27 17:37:43
  • misterz 2012/11/27 17:28:12
    Yes
    misterz
    Sure.
  • Golden Panther 2012/11/27 17:22:53
    Yes
    Golden Panther
    +2
    Of course I could...it would be a year where I would not have to witness our despot president turn us into a communist, Muslim, racist, and entitlement cheat cesspool. By the time I returned, he would have been impeached or voted out of his dictatorship...Hell, I could do it if it three years.
  • Papillon Golden ... 2012/11/27 17:38:37
  • tokie164 2012/11/27 17:05:57
    No
    tokie164
    i would go insane
  • rhaver1 2012/11/27 16:59:57
    Yes
    rhaver1
    I'm sure the Space Station has more space than a NYC apartment.
  • Papillon rhaver1 2012/11/27 17:39:13
  • Leo Dupuis 2012/11/27 16:58:38
    Yes
    Leo Dupuis
    One year, two, fifty,mars would be cool!
  • the wizz 2012/11/27 16:47:05
    Yes
    the wizz
    +1
    Absolutely yes !!!!!! One of my biggest bucket list items since I was a kid in the 60s along with sex in space !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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