December 14, 2012

Want to Go into Space? Get a Doctor's Note.

Sarah Zielinski, NPR


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Childhood dreams of being an astronaut are easy. Actually blasting off is a little harder.

But now people who have longed to go into space can buy a ticket, if they've got the cash. Are they healthy enough to make the voyage, though?

That's becoming a pressing question as the options for leaving Earth multiply.

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TAGGED: Health, Astronaut, Citizen Science, Private Space Flight

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