Evil Kraig F (11/21/2011)
Any guarantees you are going to get there?
Winning trips to space isnt something I want to experence first hand...
There's no guarantee I'm going to safely cross a street, only experience and caution will protect you.
A statistic that only makes sense when you think about it. By number of occurrences of injuries or death (so it's ratio'd), it's safer to skydive then it is to drive to and from the place you're going to skydive. Mind you, you usually skydive a bunch of times that day and you only drive twice.
I have more confidence in safely making it to space than I do in my taxi driver keeping me intact en route from the airport.
Do manned space craft really have a lower instance of life threatening accidents (per trip) than an automobile?
The average auto driver can crank up their car a couple thousand times before they are involved in an accident, and only a small percentage of accidents are fatal. However, I think the number of orbital and sub-orbital space flights for all nations combined is a few hundred, and there have been more than a handful of fatalities.
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