• Question: Do you think you will get scared if you went into space

    Asked by Owen to RocketRich, Jenn, Floris, Elie, Col Op on 4 Mar 2016. This question was also asked by Floris 4 life.
    • Photo: Floris Van Den Berg

      Floris Van Den Berg answered on 4 Mar 2016:

      Well, at least really, really, really excited being on top of tons & tons of highly explosive rocket fuel….

    • Photo: Jenn Wadsworth

      Jenn Wadsworth answered on 4 Mar 2016:

      As long as I wouldn’t think of the film ‘Gravity’, I’d be fine ^_^’

    • Photo: Richard Moss

      Richard Moss answered on 4 Mar 2016:

      Although we regularly launch people into space, it is still very dangerous. At the same time, it is very exciting. Most people hope that the excitement is stronger than the fear.
      What I know from the long process of training astronauts is that by the time they launch, the training is taken over and fear is replaced by concentration of the tasks the crew needs to perform. You can also think of how firemen react when they have to enter a burning building.
      As we move towards space tourism, we will see less training and a side effect might be that people get more scared. But once the rocket starts, it is too late! Like the start of a rollercoaster!