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Russian rocket goes BOOM again – this time with a crew on it

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I read a book by one of the Space Shuttle astronauts which speaks of the same thing. Apparently every single one of them would have gladly cut off a leg to go to space, even if the odds were just 50-50 of surviving. Only the most fanatically driven even get to the point of being considered for the job!

They are still on the bell curve to be sure, but it's way out there.

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