Saturday 4th October 2008

there have been a combined 34 confirmed deaths in the space programs of the united states and ussr/russia, of a total of approximately 440 actual or attempted spacefarers:
34/440 = 7.72%

8 of 43 presidents have died while in office (four assassinated in office, and an additional four died in office):
8/43 = 18.6%

dig it: you are more than twice as likely to snuff it as u.s. president than you are if your profession entails being strapped to a jillion gallons of burning rocket fuel and shot at ten kilometers per second into the vacuum of space.


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