I got Tuco'd!
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I'm ready for Kevin Easterday and Half Man Short E to take turns on the ISS as semi-permanent astronaut technicians.I think it is cool. Lets kids with physical disabilities be able to see people with similar conditions do stuff like go into space and also general people that you can still do very physically demanding things, kind of like how the paralympics shows people can still perform at a high level.
I remember attending this seminar and they had a dude who had suffered double leg amputations due to frostbite. He was an avid mountain climber and he had specialized leg attachments that let him mountain climb to an insane degree (like specialized feet that let him use cracks/small rock outcrops that a regular foot could never use effectively). I would be curious to see what type of prosthetic limbs they might develop for zero G usage.
Joking aside, I see nothing wrong with amputees, assuming they are trained and still capable of doing the job. It would be perfect for someone missing legs, even someone in a wheel chair on the ground, could do well with all that upper body strength.
Long as it isn't Cindy, with the hump, service poodle, I gots 37 disorders, lawd I can't breathe, type disabled.
Voyager 1—one of two sibling NASA spacecraft launched 44 years ago and now the most distant human-made object in space—still works and zooms toward infinity.phys.org
Voyager 1 still doing work.