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10-13-2021, 01:18 PM   #1861
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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
And the oldest person to ever go into space.
And good for him.

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both suborbital " flights "

William Shaftner

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65.8 miles up . . . ,
https://www.cbsnews.com/live-updates/william-shatner-blue-origin-space-flight/

Alan Shepard 125 miles above the earth

Trajectory of Alan Shepard's Historic Flight | NASA

does the term " astronaut apply "

that depends:


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The term "astronaut" derives from the Greek words meaning "space sailor," and refers to all who have been launched as crew members aboard NASA spacecraft bound for orbit and beyond. The term "astronaut" has been maintained as the title for those selected to join the NASA corps of astronauts who make "space sailing" their career profession.
https://www.nasa.gov/astronauts

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An astronaut (from the Greek "astron" (ἄστρον), meaning "star", and "nautes" (ναύτης), meaning "sailor") is a person trained, equipped, and deployed by a human spaceflight program to serve as a commander or crew member aboard a spacecraft. Although generally reserved for professional space travelers, the terms are sometimes applied to anyone who travels into space, including scientists, politicians, journalists and tourists. . . .

Until 2002, astronauts were sponsored and trained exclusively by governments, either by the military or by civilian space agencies. With the suborbital flight of the privately funded SpaceShipOne in 2004, a new category of astronaut was created: the commercial astronaut. . . .
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astronaut

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Definition of astronaut
: a person who travels beyond the earth's atmosphere
Astronaut | Definition of Astronaut by Merriam-Webster

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. . . so-called Kármán line. This boundary sits some 62 miles (100 kilometers) above Earth's surface, and it's generally accepted as the place where Earth ends and outer space begins.. . .

people who fly above an altitude of 60 miles (100 km) typically earn astronaut wings from the Federal Aviation Administration. Even the Ansari X-prize chose the Kármán line as the benchmark height required to win its $10 million prize, which was claimed when Burt Rutan’s SpaceShipOne became the first privately-built spacecraft to carry a crew back in 2004 . . . .
https://astronomy.com/news/2021/03/the-krmn-line-where-does-space-begin

perhaps " freight " or " cargo " might be accurate for some seeing how they have no training for the trip ?

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Technically he did surpass the 100km standard as to where space begins. He also got a lot closer to it than most of us ever will.


One has to wonder what he saw when he looked out the window.


For me I think Denny Crane was his best role.
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QuoteOriginally posted by gaweidert Quote
Technically he did surpass the 100km standard as to where space begins. He also got a lot closer to it than most of us ever will. . . .
My question isn't limited to Shatner

And I didn't come to a conclusion either

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I hope he didn't see a monster out on the wing...

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A recent thread asked for times when you regretted not having your camera with you. Going into space would definitely qualify

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I hope he didn't see a monster out on the wing...

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That’s going back a bit, eh?

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That’s going back a bit, eh?
more than 58 years

[ no I didn't see the original broadcast ]

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"Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" is episode 123 of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone, based on the short story of the same name by Richard Matheson, first published in Alone by Night (1961). It originally aired on October 11, 1963 and is one of the most well-known and frequently referenced episodes of the series. The story follows the only passenger on an airline flight to notice a hideous creature wandering around the wing of the plane while it is in flight. . . .

It originally aired on October 11, 1963. . .

William Shatner as Robert "Bob" Wilson. . .
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nightmare_at_20,000_Feet#Cast

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I hope he didn't see a monster out on the wing...

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QuoteOriginally posted by aslyfox Quote
my first knowledge about large protests against vaccination against disease came from the protests in California against mandatory Measles vaccinations

this article is from that period but gives a history of protests against vaccination -


https://www.oah.org/tah/issues/2015/august/vaccination-resistance/
I really think that people's medical decisions are done on a personal level. What I mean is that many people's perception of a disease's severity has more to do with the experience of their close friends and family members than it does with media reports. When childhood diseases were ubiquitous, people knew how bad you felt when you had measles and mumps and maybe even knew a child who had had to spend time in the hospital because of a severe case of one of those. Now, because of vaccines, few people know someone who even had measles and so it doesn't feel as crucial to get your child vaccinated against it.

COVID is the prime example in that many people did have mild cases -- particularly with the alpha strain -- and so if someone's experience is that "COVID isn't that bad" then it is easy to believe that this is all just a media construct designed to push some agenda and take away personal liberty.

On the other side, there are too many people (even doctors) who enable this sort of behavior by telling people that they don't need vaccines, because with the write medications and supplements they will sail through all of these illnesses without problem. Joseph Mercola has turned this into a hundred million dollar empire and plenty of others are doing the same.
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That and people treating Facebook as a legitimate medical journal.
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In the 1970's I tagged along with a Trekkie friend and endured
a live stage performance by said party at a Star Trek convention.

Something about whales IIRC...

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In the 1970's I tagged along with a Trekkie friend and endured
a live stage performance by said party at a Star Trek convention.

Something about whales IIRC...

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I know a few people who go to Comic Cons. They have nicknamed him Captain Jerk.
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I know of a lot of COVID cases and some 6 so far of close friends or associates. There are probably many others which just don't come up in conversation, but based on the actual number of cases of those I know, I would say COVID is a concocted disease and few have to worry.

Now the flip side - Of those I know who have had it, none were vaccinated, and it didn't go well for them. Maybe I should say it did because all of those 6 but 2 lived, however they suffered greatly and some probably will continue to suffer for some time. In the state where I live, the main COVID hospital wards (2) are in a major city. All serious cases (those needing hospitalization) are sent there. Those wards are currently overwhelmed and there are around 50 deaths per day. They made national news last week and the head doctor (intubation area) said that if a patient saw her, their chances were slightly less than 50% of survival. ALL of their patients are unvaccinated. Yesterday, our state had the highest number of reported cases (in a single day) since the pandemic began.

COVID is not fading away. COVID is a serious disease. COVID is real. COVID can make comebacks. COVID can mutate. COVID can kill. COVID is contagious, COVID can be prevented!!!!

I find it very frustrating to see the choices people in my state are making. It's bad enough for those who refuse vaccination, but worse for those who are put in charge and go against medical recommendations. Several of our county medical boards which are grouped together, replaced a doctor who was in favor of vaccinations with a charlatan doctor so "the board would have a balanced opinion" in not supporting vaccination programs in schools and businesses. These actions help spread the convictions that vaccination is a bad thing, and encourage violence toward medical workers who are trying to save their sorry A's when they end up in those COVID wards.

Oh well, just me venting.

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. . . COVID is not fading away. COVID is a serious disease. COVID is real. COVID can make comebacks. COVID can mutate. COVID can kill. COVID is contagious, COVID can be prevented!!!! . . . .
forgot one thing

those who survive covid may develop long term problems

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Explainer-What researchers say about the long-term effects of COVID-19
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Thu, October 7, 2021, 2:01 PM. . .

Among the most common persistent symptoms are fatigue, shortness of breath, and cognitive problems. Others include chest pain, problems with smell or taste, muscle weakness and heart palpitations. Long COVID generally has an impact on everyday functioning.

The WHO's definition may change as new evidence emerges and as understanding of the consequences of COVID-19 continues to evolve. A separate definition may be applicable for children, the agency said.

HOW COMMON IS LONG COVID?

The exact number of affected people is not known. A study from Oxford University Incidence, co-occurrence, and evolution of long-COVID features: A 6-month retrospective cohort study of 273,618 survivors of COVID-19 of more than 270,000 COVID-19 survivors found at least one long-term symptom in 37%, with symptoms more frequent among people who had required hospitalization.

A separate study from Harvard University Evolving phenotypes of non-hospitalized patients that indicate long COVID | BMC Medicine | Full Text involving more than 52,000 COVID-19 survivors whose infections had been only mild or asymptomatic suggests that long COVID conditions may more often affect patients under age 65. . . .
Explainer-What researchers say about the long-term effects of COVID-19

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