General / Off-Topic We could have lost the Apollo 11 crew

Just like the V2 rockets. 20,000 humans died, building a weapon, that killed less than 5,000.

The Space race to the Moon, killed more people, than actually made it to the moon. In fact. More humans trained to be, Astronauts/Cosmonauts died, during that time, than the number of humans, that got to the moon. Then you have to consider; all those forgotten people, who died, just working on the projects.

Acceptable risk? Only to those, who were still around, to claim it as a success.
 
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I hear you, but I think when a threshold is reached, it becomes an acceptable risk.

Of course, I'm not a rocket scientist or a statistician so I can't tell you what the risk was deemed to be, nor whether that was seen as high or low.
Yes I guess scientists took calculated risks.
 
Just like the V2 rockets. 20,000 humans died, building a weapon, that killed less than 5,000.

The Space race to the Moon, killed more people, than actually made it to the moon. In fact. More humans trined to be, Astronauts/Cosmonauts died, during that time, than the number of humans, that got to the moon. Then you have to consider; all those forgotten people, who died, just working on the projects.

Acceptable risk? Only to those, who were still around, to claim it as a success.
Yes, and I read that the V2 rockets deliver a maximum of 30 tons of explosives per day, while at the same time the Allied bombers dump 3000 tons of bombs daily on German cities.
 
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For the record, i'd rather die quick and painless. Perish in a nuclear explosion, building collapse, suspicious suicide....wait i'm not sure about that last one, but damn i'd be honored to be remembered a la Seth Rich.
 
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