How many of you ever dreamt of going up in a space shuttle with the astraunots?

@Hannihar (32778)
August 7, 2017 7:30am CST
I never wanted to ride in one to those. It looked cool how they would float around. Just watching it was fun. I never wanted to go see the moon. I felt bad for the ones that did not make it back to earth. We had one of our own from Israel that never made it home to his family. It was a very sad day.
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@holdoors (1672)
• Malaysia
7 Aug
No, thank you. I want to stay on Earth. You need to undergo a lot of training to go up there.
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@Hannihar (32778)
7 Aug
I am with you Jazon. I just was curious if anyone was interested in it.
• Philippines
7 Aug
At least once in my life despite of my fear of highs.
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@Ceerios (4756)
• Goodfellow, Texas
7 Aug
@Hannihar - Ms Hanni - Having helped do the medical exams on the several hundred astronaut candidates (Project Apollo - the Moon shot ) I admired them all for what they were and for what they were wanting to do, but I absolutely did not want to ride along with them (not being completely crazy until later in life...) -Gus-
@Ceerios (4756)
• Goodfellow, Texas
8 Aug
@Hannihar - Ms Hanni - No, I was not a medical doctor. My job was as the supervising tech of the nuclear medical laboratory of the Clinical Sciences Division of the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine. My immediate bosses were MDs, one of whom was then President Lyndon Johnson's good buddy and the other boss was a graduate of the same nuclear medical school that I went through - which is how we came together to do the astronaut stuff. My big boss, being a friend of LBJ was quite fortunate in that whenever I wanted something for the laboratory all I had to do was ask for it. Kinda nice. I do not recall "Remon." but if he came through our program prior to mid-1965, then I worked on him. If after that, I was retired from the Air Force. I do remember all of the people on whom I worked, but I remember only the names of the several men and women with whom I had close dealings and friendships. No one in the Air Force had a better, more productive, and enjoyable assignment as did I during those years, from nuclear medical school beginning in 1960 until I left my laboratory in 1965. Finished college and some grad school, got a patent on some stuff and my boss and I developed lots of interesting medical tests and the like, plus my bride and I had our first child into school during those several years. -Gus-
@Hannihar (32778)
8 Aug
@Ceerios Gus, it sounds like you have had a long and fulfilling life. I believe he came after 1965. What was it like meeting the Astronauts? Did you meet John Glen? What was he like?
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@Ceerios (4756)
• Goodfellow, Texas
8 Aug
@Hannihar - Ms Hanna - I dealt with only one actual astronaut during their time as an astronaut. He was Astronaut (Marine) Colonel Walter Cunningham. In addition to his being a part of the moon landing and preparation flights, he also spent lots of duty time on the old "space laboratory" in its days of orbital flight. The rest of those we examined were all candidates and not yet astronautsJohn Glen was among the first seven astronauts, all of whom had their medical testing done at a place named the "Love Clinic." - so we missed working on those astronauts. -Gus-
@JohnRoberts (54197)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Aug
I have never had any interest in space or astronauts.
@Hannihar (32778)
7 Aug
That is fine John and I have not either.
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@just4him (112912)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Aug
Yes, I had dreams of being an astronaut. It was only a dream.
@MALUSE (39100)
• Germany
7 Aug
No, thank you. I suffer badly from fear of heights.