Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by coloradok1d, Mar 19, 2003.

  1. coloradok1d

    coloradok1d Guest

    Mar 10, 2003
    Something that I heard: Any astronaut that has left the earths magnetic belt ie. any astronaut that has gone to the moon is sterile. Is this true? I think it is but I'm gulible.
  2. Phat Ham

    Phat Ham

    Feb 13, 2000
    While leaving the protection of the Earth's magnetic field exposes one to radiation from the sun, I'm not sure it's enough to make you sterile. Nowadays astronauts are only allowed a certain amount of radiation exposure until they are grounded. That is, once they have reached their limit of exposure, they ain't going into space no more. It's a bit of a problem with the space station since it's orbit is in a less protected region of the Earth's magnetic field, and astronauts receive their full alloted radiation exposure after just one tour on the space station.
  3. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    That's also what makes a trip to mars so difficult.
  4. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    they leave tons of frozen semen on earth... just in case
  5. pkr2


    Apr 28, 2000
    coastal N.C.
    Where in the world did you get that info from? :)
  6. The Navy.

    Sorry, really bad pun.:D

    Rock on
  7. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    from a friend of a friend whose daughter goes to college with the son of a dude that cleans the lockers of some astronauts :cool:
  8. secretdonkey


    Oct 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    They get a little cup and a magazine filled with photographs of Tang, being served in every way imaginable!

  9. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    They don't have it so bad. Standing in close proximity to me, for even short periods of time, could cause sterility. ;)

    (see "is this a joke?" thread)
  10. Benbass


    Jan 28, 2002
    What that a joke?;)