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Tuesday, 7 November, 2000, 17:50 GMT
Your space station dream team
Who would you want to be stuck with on a space station?Disclaimer: The BBC will put up as many of your comments as possible but we cannot guarantee that all e-mails will be published. The BBC reserves the right to edit comments that are published.
Two Russians and one American are heading off to the International Space Station this week. However, unlike previous visitors, they will not leave after a week but will be in orbit together for four months.
Only two of the crew will have cupboard-sized staterooms, the third will bunk where he can find the space. The work will be hard with the crew working about 12 hours a day, six days a week. On Sundays, they can relax, catch up on personal e-mail, or even have a two-way video conference with family.
Tom from Big Brother.
The three people I love most in the world - my husband and my parents. Plus of course my two cats...
I'd like to have with me, my family (wife
and two kids). No, I'm not Mr Robinson
and I don't want to be Lost in Space!
David Hazel, UK
Girls, Girls, Girls!
John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Then we could float around in micro-gravity together playing some tunes.
Blair, Brown and two jags - then I'd shove 'em out!!
Julian, New Zealand
Bill Gates, so I could impress upon him the importance of writing small, highly optimised, super-reliable fast and efficient bug-free software control programs.
I am quite happy here on earth. But I would like to send two persons; Madam Albright and Saddam Hussain!! She can happily stay forever to brighten all darker planets up there and take the opportunity to enlighten Saddie that the sanctions are actually helping Iraqi people!!
Ben Powell, England
Space is future?!
Bond girls, tandoori chicken (lots of it) and good Scotch !!!
I would go alone. Peace and quiet. Peace perfect peace.
I would love to be in the space station with Mexican beauty Salma Hayek.
I'd like to be there with some useless political man, to open the door and kick them out into space.
Tom King, Canada
I would happily spend my time in space with
the actor John Thaw and have stimulating
Also, Patrick Stewart, as he is also stimulating.
It would have to be Carol Vorderman because then she wouldn't be on our TV screens all the time. And we could hope for a rogue computer like Hal that would force her out of the airlock
If it's a question of who (or what) I'd like to be stuck "with", I'd have to include Oscar Wilde, Geoffrey Chaucer, Shakespeare, Arthur Machen and a generous supply of absinthe.
I would like to go with my space hero...Buck Rogers. Wouldn't have time to be bored.
Mark F, UK
How about Anthea Turner, Noel Edmunds and Dale Winton?
Then I'll quite happily stay on earth.
Alan Sugar and George Graham! No explanation required!
Two words: Cameron Diaz
Al Gore and George Bush, remember in space no-one can hear them speak...
The Dalai Lama and the Pope for mental stimulation and the fact that they would not compete with me for the favours of the last member, Elle Macphearson
I would love to be stuck in a satellite with Brittney Spears. As I see it, she is rather attractive and at the same time it would keep her out of the recording studio.
Catherine Penfold, UK in USA
The Queen Mum - Gawd bless 'er.
I'd have to take a tree and some grass (I mean the lawn stuff!) because I once spent too long in a hot, dry country, and that's what I missed the most.
I would like to be stuck with a robot, so I could deactivate it if it annoyed me.
Hmm...Elizabeth Hurley, Heather Graham and Ashley Judd.
If I went into space for years I'd be considered a hero for taking Paul Daniels with me.
Sarah Smiley, Jordan
Without a doubt it would have to be me and Roy Keane (Man Utd captain).
I should take along a tape recorder, and lots of tapes, plus Tony Blair and Gordon Brown and find out what they really thought of each other: now that would be interesting.
A girl in my office, but I haven't asked her yet.
I would like to take the following people with me:
Ben, France (English)
It would be great to be stuck in space with Roger Waters and Samantha Fox. Roger could convey, in literary form to Samantha, precisely and how truly desperately, awful our isolated living conditions were,...in the always reliable thought provoking manner that only he is capable of. And Sam could just convey his findings, in song, with that angelic voice that only she has. As for me, well... I could only wish we didn't have to be up there.
no doubt about it....R2D2...cause he's always saving the day...C3PO....to do the washing up....and Princess Leia....for reasons best not described in print !!!
Mark B, UK
I would love to live in space so long as there was enough room to be able to play with a rubics cube and eat food with a little friendly conversation
I would like to be stuck with Israeli Prime Minister Barak and Yasser Arafat. There would always be something to talk about!
The soothing silence of space; and, the music of the spheres.
You would never ever need a reason to live or have a worry if you woke up with a view like that ever morning...
I would love to obit the earth. At night I gaze into the sky and watch the stars so in orbit I would have the able to see the earth.
The life in a space station is just something like the island where Robinson Crusoe lived. A woman and a dog is a must if possible, which at least will remind you that you are not the only sex nor the only creature there.
Roger Sayer, USA
Sorry, the whole space station thing is a bit cramped with far too little living space. I guess I'm a "Tropical Island filled with naked women and ice-cream" kind of fellow.
My wife. If she couldn't make it then Elle McPherson.
My Apple G3 laptop for writing, and Finnegans Wake for reading.
I dream of getting over zero-G nausea quickly and experiencing cosmic epiphanies at the window at least every 90 minutes.
I would go along with one individual that I love.
One does not require to be "amused" all the while.
That will be treasured moments and probably some non-fiction and few pieces of classical music.
My wife. I share my life with her, so why not my space station?
I'd like to be stuck up there with GW Bush. Sure, it would be awful, but through my act of self-sacrifice, I will have saved the US from the Bush menace!
Ideally I would like to go with my
wife, but she wouldn't be
interested in going into space. I
would put up with just about anyone
for the chance to live and work in
space. Of course the Moon or even
Mars would be where I would prefer
to go. I'd take a few good books with
me and some classic Sci-fi videos
(for a laugh).
David King, England
My space station dream team includes William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks, and Kate Mulgrew. It would be fun to see how they handled "outer space" and if their experiences on Star Trek somehow prepared them for life in the stars. And, I would bring the complete works of Samuel Beckett with me for my few leisure hours. (I hear Beckett makes more sense in a weightless environment...)
My dream team will consist of an intelligent and adorable cocker spaniel, my humorous best friend and my boyfriend. And to keep me amused, I will bring all the Archie comics that my money can buy if possible the a computer which can log on to the internet in outer space, with a TV card installed in it (subscribed to cable TV naturally)!
I would have two people with me. One would be Roy Hodgson - in order to make sure he is nowhere near the England Team for the next few months. The other "guest" would have to be Chris Tarrant - and I wouldn't let him back down until he guaranteed me a spot on his show.
Simon Mallett, UK
I'd like to send the following people:
I would send the Celtic football team
because frankly there is no use for
them on this planet.
If I had to be stuck with any one
person in the world, I would like to
be stuck with Lady Margaret
Thatcher. She could enlighten me
to no end with her opinions, wisdom
and insights on current events.
Let's send Tony Blair, Anne Widdecombe, Jack Straw and
Gordon Brown up in it. And leave them there forever!
I would live in a space station as long as possible. I would love to be reclusive, distant from the burning atmosphere and the incessant toiling of capitalist society; free from the pressures of fake people and ignorant leaders. I would relish working 18 hours/7 days a week as long as I get to live in space.
I would love to be stuck in space with a female Russian cosmonaut.
As long as I could watch some American TV channels, I would be ok.
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