Should there be an age limit on who can go up to space?

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Should there be an age limit on who can go to space?And is it safe for young children to go to space? If you have as many questions as we do you should keep on reading to find out the answers for the questions popping up in your head.

I believe that there should be a age limit because you could not just have a three year old going to space because when the international space community-NASA sent 1 twin up and kept one down.The twin that went up to space found lots of diffrent genes in his body which could be harmfull to little kids body. Also little kids have such a long life ahead of them and that life could be taken away from them because their genes have not fully developed. I also think that babies could be a big distraction on the person flying because they are load and they cry. Also if little kids went to space they could press a button that you cant press. It could also intervene with childrens learning as they would have to go up to space for a long period so they would miss school.

But on the other hand,this could be another amazing oppurtunity and memory to make with your family because sometimes having family time makes children happy and they would learn lots of new exciting facts to tell their class mates which is educational. If this is also what your childs dream is they deserve a chance to try their dream or achieve it.

In conclusion i believe that there should be a age limit but if you would like your child to go up to space then it is really up to you. I hope you liked my post and you learned lots of new things.

by genius_chocolate

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  • The-Ruth-Gorse-logo-250x250.jpg resilient_mandarin | The Ruth Gorse Academy
    18 Nov 2019

    Thanks for this question. This really made me think! I will show why in a second.

    No:
    If our technology is advanced enough, we might be able to flee from earth and go to different exoplanets as the earth is nearing destruction. A woman might have given birth to a baby around six to nine months ago. If the age limit (as you said) 3 years old, no one under that age would be able to flee and could possibly die (not to be a pessimist). Because if this , that would be really unfair.

    Yes:
    If a child/toddler was very immature and would never learn from their parents or mistakes this could affect their behaviour in the rocket, shuttle etc. Due to their misbehaviour, this could also kill their family/ carers if they created a fault on the journey.

    To conclude, one of these sides made a suitable reason why there should/(not). I think there should not be a space limit because the child could die while their relatives are up in space with possibly no one to take care of them. What should happen is that there should be a topic/ subject about space in school and as the year nears there should be a test to determine whether the child can go or not. If the child is illiterate, a relative who is can fill in a form to not/ allow them to go to space.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      resilient_mandarin's comment 18 Nov 2019

      A creative way of looking at it, resilient_mandarin. Would your reasons also apply to space tourism which is due to happen in the near future?

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    2. Lyons Hall Primary School creative_cat | Lyons Hall Primary School E
      resilient_mandarin's comment 26 Nov 2019

      why would they let a toddler or child go to space in the first place kinnda wrong don't you think

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      1. Phoenix-logo-250x250.jpg independent_sparrow | Phoenix Primary School
        creative_cat's comment 06 Dec 2019

        I would agree because a child would not be able to go in space one they would get to scared two most of them would not like floating around

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  • The-Ruth-Gorse-logo-250x250.jpg articulate_moon | The Ruth Gorse Academy
    18 Nov 2019

    There should never be an age limit on who should go to space because you never know, some child out there could be a child genius and could be very determined to go out into space. That might be because they already have a degree like the nine year old boy who was on the news. He was a boy who had a degree and was determined to fly into space.

    But obviously, there is always two sides to a story. There should be an age limit because space is very vast and dangerous so it is not a very good idea to let a child in your supervision to go flying around in space. Any mistake can occur and anything can happen. A child can take off their oxygen mask and could lead to severe incidents. Even DEATH.


    Overall, there should be an age limit to flying in to space.

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    1. Hammond School logo reliable_squid | Hammond Junior School C
      articulate_moon's comment 21 Nov 2019

      Yes, there should be an age limit to go into space because even if a child was really smart and determined, he or she might be determined to go to Neptune or Saturn when the technology is available. The training would take up a long time and waste their childhood. Also something might go wrong, they may not know how to fix it which could result in death.
      In addition, I believe that it could effect their health- physically and mentally. As NASA has identified the lack of gravity can have an impact on their bones and muscles. Children are still growing and this could harm their growth and body. They are also still children. Being isolated can effect social skills and communication. Children would not be mentally mature enough to cope with the stresses of being in space.

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      1. Hillyfield School logo stupendous_market | Hillyfield Primary Academy
        reliable_squid's comment 21 Nov 2019

        i love your comment you put good evidence in there . But i disagree with you but i think if we get that kind of safe technology then ...GO FOR IT!!!

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  • Hammond School logo miraculous_knowledge | Hammond Junior School A
    19 Nov 2019

    Great information. I believe that there should be an age limit as many reasons said on the text they miss school, they could negatively intervene in the driving, they would be a lot of work, and it could damage their body. What I mean by damaging their body is when you go upto space there is no gravity whatsoever so you loose a lot of muscle. As a result of this, when you return to earth it will be much harder to walk as you will need to build up your muscle again as your not used to all the pressure from gravity. This could really damage a young child as their body is not fully developed. So I believe that it is overall safest to send adults ,who are fully trained, up to space.

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  • Hammond School logo sociable_volcano | Hammond Junior School B
    19 Nov 2019

    I really had to think about that genius_chocolate

    The reason I think there should be an age difference is because ( not trying to be mean )some really old grandma that might have memory loss could press the self destruct button. Of which then it would not only kill the grandma, it would also kill the crew. Another point is that if you send a random family into space with no experience of taking a rocket into orbit, they would be up there for years not knowing what to do. Without food or water they simply would die.

    On the other hand, you might be the youngest or even the oldest ever to go to space. Also it would be a once in a lifetime opportunity as space costs thousands of pounds so what is the probable maximum of times you will go to space if you aren't a real astronaut?

    And now to summarise, there are pretty much always 2 sides of a story but I would say there should be an age difference as you don't want a baby dying just to get a chance in space.

    Really there should be an age limit.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      sociable_volcano's comment 19 Nov 2019

      Well done for being open-minded and giving reasons on both sides of the argument.

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    2. supportive_wasp | Whyteleafe School A
      sociable_volcano's comment 25 Nov 2019

      Good point.That is very true. I also agree there should be and age limit of 16+ or even 25+. It would be up to the government.

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  • Hammond School logo exuberant_orangutan | Hammond Junior School C
    19 Nov 2019

    Yes, because its scientifically proven that being in space effects your health, and children should grow up in a great and healthy way and should be prevented from activities that stop this

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  • Hammond School logo determined_shrimp | Hammond Junior School B
    19 Nov 2019

    I think there should be an age limit for going into orbit because.Firstly, it is scientifically proven that going to space effects your health, this was discovered when NASA kept 1 twin on earth and sent the other out of orbit; afterwards the twin from space got his genes and blood tested in comparison to his twin and some of them were different. Children definitely shouldn’t have these things happen this early in their lives.
    Secondly, Not all space craft is successful. Children shouldn’t be sent out of orbit and have a risk of loosing contact with Earth and waste all there special qualities. This is proven by India’s most recent rocket lost contact with Earth as they were about to land on the moon’s rock.Not all spacecrafts even make it off the ground. In January 1986, a space shuttle( The Challenger) had already been and completed missions 9 times, but tragically and unexpectedly on its 10 mission a teacher decided to go to space and scientifically test children’s questions ,but unfortunately it blew up and all 7 people inside died including the teacher.
    Finally, children aren’t trained astronauts and might be silly. Them messing with controls could put their lives at a massive risk. They like clicking any button and seeing what it does. This quality would be the opposite of a good astronaut.
    In conclusion, children shouldn’t put their health and life at risk this early. People have to be sensible, trustworthy and trained.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      determined_shrimp's comment 20 Nov 2019

      A very thoughtful piece, determined_shrimp. You have given good reasons to support your opinion!

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  • Hammond School logo versatile_molecule | Hammond Junior School B
    20 Nov 2019

    I do not think children should be allowed to go up into space because they would not be knowledgeable enough to perform scientific procedures and contribute to scientific advancements. It takes years of training to become a astronaut, having a kid doing things with out any purpose in space could severely interrupt processes.

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  • Braiswick Primary School spirited_insect | Braiswick Primary School
    20 Nov 2019

    This is actually a really good post and I like how you have focused on age limits.

    I think there should be an age limit for Space because as you said children are a lot of hard work to deal with, (especially babies) and this can be dangerous for the young. Even the Space environments might occur to a child which will cause many problems in the human body.
    I agree that it will be a great time to spend with your family but if you go there twice problems might occur. As an example, what if a family, but what if some people are sick from Space travel. Then there would not be many or any to spend this once in a lifetime opportunity. As many are saying, young people who have done this are/have put there lives in danger. As they have a long life ahead of them, they should not end it now. Another reason being used a lot is that buttons can control anything, the ship/plane, temperature and more.

    My reasons:
    Age limit is important and can come up in a lot of things, for example, should there be an age limit for voting etc. but my reasons would be:
    1. Space is dangerous, if Children go there they could get hurt, also what if the plane gets out of control and people die. I think people should not go to Space whether Space Tourism or Space exploration. I think as genius_chocolate said it is up to their parents. The child's parent should have a good conscience and on this subject, focus on their child's health when it comes to Space exploration/tourism.

    My conclusion is that there should be an age limit and this should be decided by the company e.g NASA, and I think it would be 18 and over. As sociable_volcano said, some need to be okay with this and know how to behave when it comes to age.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      spirited_insect's comment 21 Nov 2019

      Well done for using examples to support your reasons.

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    2. Braiswick Primary School spirited_insect | Braiswick Primary School
      spirited_insect's comment 30 Nov 2019

      Admittedly, people should be able to make discoveries in Space expeditions/exploration who are young but would still be extremely dangerous. I think this slightly links to stereotypes. I believe this because as an example, what if a child made lots of money with an invention, and you didn’t believe that. But you soon realise that it was true. You thought she/he did was no the billionaire because of the child’s age. As an example linking to Space, what if a five year old went into Space and made a discovery.

      I understand that this would be unlikely as people would know it but hold be dangerous for their child and would not do it!

      I believe Space is dangerous because there are...
      •Extreme temperatures
      •Unknown problems able to affect the body
      •Deadly metal and other materials and more.
      We all know this as research and exploration in Space has shown this is able to happen and some of these things have happened. (Extreme temperatures could happen any time.) If adults know this they would not send their child to Space. But anything in this world could unexpectedly happen as well.

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      1. tom Tom @ the BNC
        spirited_insect's comment 02 Dec 2019

        This is an interesting line of thought - are we writing off children's abilities, based on a stereotype? Or are we thinking of dangers, when we say they shouldn't be allowed to go?

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  • The Sherwood School curious_speech | The Sherwood School
    20 Nov 2019

    I think that the their should be a age limit because they can be dangerous and if you go their the spaceship can crash and you won’t breath that much on space

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  • Braiswick Primary School succinct_leaves | Braiswick Primary School
    20 Nov 2019

    I think that there should be an age limit on space travel. This is because young children still have a long life ahead of them and that could be wasted by flaws with the rocket which are fairly likely. Young children might also get the wrong idea about space as it is very hard to understand especially when you are little. When they grow up, they might think space isn't dangerous or harmful and that there is no gravity. This could lead them to be unsafe if they ever wanted to go back to space again. During the mission, they might also play with there space suit and that could maybe cause them to die or panic. Also, you can't really understand if a baby or toddler wants to go to space or not; they can't really understand the concept of space so they will probably just say yes as they don't know what they are getting themselves into. I don't think this would make a good and clear memory for the child as you usually can't remember a lot from when you were very young. It could maybe be remembered as a nightmare for the child. This is because space can't seem vast and big at first so it could be seen as a bad memory for the child. And not to mention the chaos they would cause. They wouldn't know what was going on so they would just hit a load of random buttons and this could case the rocket to crash. Other people around their age might get jealous as they didn't get that oppurtunity that the other person was lucky to have so it could cause an arguement.

    On the flip side, it could be seen as a good thing. This is because it could maybe wipe away their nightmares about space. They might have heard about space and thought it was really bad but sending them to space would help them realise that it isn't that bad. It could also provide very valuable knowledge for them about space and it could inspire them to be an astronaut or scientist who researches space and the solar system. This idea would only work, however, if the child is trained to be an astronaut which is highly unlikely considering their age. It would definitely make them happier and more excited so they can learn better and concentrate better.

    In conclusion, we should have a reasonable limit for people being aloud to go to space. They also need to be trained to explore space like any adult astronaut would be as it is unsafe for them to not be trained.

    succinct_leaves

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      succinct_leaves's comment 21 Nov 2019

      Lots of great reasons, well done. Which do you think is the strongest?

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    2. Braiswick Primary School succinct_leaves | Braiswick Primary School
      succinct_leaves's comment 02 Dec 2019

      I wanted to add to my own comment here. I think we shouldn't send people who are to old (preferably above 50) as old people don't have as much energy or stamina, and could cause the spaceship to crash. It also would be bad for their health because old people generally are more prone to diseases and they could get very ill. But it would definitely be good for them: it would be fun to experience everything they could and do all they can to have a fun life because they
      are close to the death. But, if we were to send them to Mars, there would be no point as it takes about 3 years to get there and they are too old to start a proper colony on Mars. It would also be a waste of money as sending one rocket, just to space, costs $500 million and to Mars that would be even more. We would be better off sending younger, not too young, people to Mars to really start shaping the future of Mars.

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  • Hammond School logo flowing_mango | Hammond Junior School D
    21 Nov 2019

    Personally I think there should be an age limit to go to space because if something goes wrong and there is a child in the spaceship they will be left with life threatening injuries.But I feel that letting children go into space would help them with their understanding of the solar system because if they're in space they can actually see how big or small the planets are and they can also do experiments with what they find.

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    1. Hammond School logo stellar_acorn | Hammond Junior School D
      flowing_mango's comment 21 Nov 2019

      I agree on everything you said but I am full on agreeing on an age limit . I think there should be an age limit because space is probably the most hazardoeus place ever and remember space can change a humans health but what could it do to children

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    2. Hammond School logo empowered_conclusion | Hammond Junior School D
      flowing_mango's comment 21 Nov 2019

      I think there should be a adage limit because there is not fare on the child

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  • Hammond School logo genuine_cat | Hammond Junior School A
    21 Nov 2019

    I definitely think there should be a space limit like determined shrimp said, as we can not be responsible for thousands of injurys and possibly even deaths of untrained passengers on space flights. The pressure in space could take toll on their muscles as blood rushes to their head and deems them claustrophobic. This could result in long term sickness for younger passengers.
    Another key factor in the decision to make space holidays have a age restriction is due to safety, all these big, tempting, red buttons to press as genius chocolate said.
    Bringing up the risk of gene damage, space could affect your growth and bone strength and your muscle mass.

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  • Hammond School logo active_poem | Hammond Junior School D
    21 Nov 2019

    I think we should stick to one plant at a time because if we go to far then we can start to lose oxygen

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  • Hammond School logo fascinating_harp | Hammond Junior School D
    21 Nov 2019

    I think there should be an age limit to go to space because I'm not trying to be silly but imagine a two year old going to space

    1. It will be a dangerous mission
    2.The poor thing would not know what to do if something that is not in the baby's liking happened

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  • Hammond School logo inspiring_pie | Hammond Junior School D
    21 Nov 2019

    yes because babys can die

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  • Hammond School logo plucky_oboe | Hammond Junior School D
    21 Nov 2019

    I think that there should be a age limit to going up to space because if you send a 20 year old and younger two space may not have the best result on any one because their past record of responsibility may be a bit iffy.

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  • Hammond School logo stupendous_queen | Hammond Junior School D
    21 Nov 2019

    I think there should be an age limit because if a child went into space and they got hurt that would be really bad.

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  • Hammond School logo genius_chocolate | Hammond Junior School B
    21 Nov 2019

    My strongest opinion is to have a age limit because toddlers are very little and they could be a distraction but also it would be very upsetting if they had a whole life ahead of them and it would be very upsetting because it just is not right to take a little kids life away from them because you think it is a good opportunity. Also if you really wanted to go to space you could just go when you are a bit older as it is not like you will never get this chance again. And little kids will still be learning what is right and wrong and they won’t know what to do if something bad happens. Therefore there should be an age limit.

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  • Hammond School logo resilient_apple | Hammond Junior School B
    21 Nov 2019

    I strongly agree that there should be an age limit because say you sent a little kid into space about the age of 6. You can't really explained what would happen to him so like genuine cat said how would you forgive yourself if your child got injured or badly hurt in space just because there wasn't an age restriction. If we have an age restriction, we could stop so many people from getting injured or even dying just because of a trip to space.

    I hope you read this carefully and say there should be an age restriction ( because trust me you don't want to die and lose lots of money just because of a space holiday.

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  • Hammond School logo reasoning_whale | Hammond Junior School B
    21 Nov 2019

    I strongly advise a age limit on who can go up to space because there could be people many young kids who don’t know what to do in space could injure there self.

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  • Hammond School logo happy_chicken | Hammond Junior School B
    21 Nov 2019

    I do not think that it is reasonable to have an age limit on who can go to space because everybody has their own rights .Although it is not going to be good if a baby goes in to space or an old lady or man but then again they probably won’t be silly enough to because they should now the risks of space exploration . The babies mother should not really send her baby to space either as it is a tremendously bad idea as
    *the baby would not be able to remember anything so the money would be wasted
    *the baby may die due to loss of air
    *the machine may collapse during the flight
    *and many other reasons

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  • Hammond School logo charming_studio | Hammond Junior School B
    21 Nov 2019

    I think your post was very good and has lots of questions to be asked but on my side of the argument I think there should be an age limit due to people might be risking their lives too early and that you should enjoy your life I think it is unacceptable to let young people go off into space this is my opinion but this is only one side of my opinion I believe there that a many points to each side of the argument and there is no right answer still I believe we must agree on something the reason this is because I also have another side of the argument that there should not be an age limit I think this because people have dreams in their life about what they want to be when they're older and may not get the chance to do it again if want to be an astronaut therefore I think there should not be an age limit I hope you have chosen your side of the argument and have understood what I've said

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  • Hammond School logo careful_cloudberry | Hammond Junior School F
    21 Nov 2019

    I think there should be an age limit because it will affect your growth which is really important for children and it is not as important to fully grown adult. Oh and plus, children must learn about Space so they can be warned if there is NO age limit.

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  • Hammond School logo good_deer | Hammond Junior School F
    21 Nov 2019

    I think that there should be an age limit because children are still going to grow but space might effect them and because they are not mature enough.

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  • Hammond School logo innovative_map | Hammond Junior School F
    21 Nov 2019

    children should not be aloud to go to space because we are still growing and it could intervene with there growing

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  • Hammond School logo charming_studio | Hammond Junior School B
    21 Nov 2019

    I think your post was very good and has lots of questions to be asked but on my side of the argument I think there should be an age limit due to people might be risking their lives too early and that you should enjoy your life I think it is unacceptable to let young people go off into space this is my opinion but this is only one side of my opinion I believe there that a many points to each side of the argument and there is no right answer still I believe we must agree on something the reason this is because I also have another side of the argument that there should not be an age limit I think this because people have dreams in their life about what they want to be when they're older and may not get the chance to do it again if want to be an astronaut therefore I think there should not be an age limit I hope you have chosen your side of the argument and have understood what I've said

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  • Hammond School logo noble_cricket | Hammond Junior School F
    21 Nov 2019

    I strongly think there should be an a age limit because children are growing in the time that they are in space so it will probably effect their growing.

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  • Hammond School logo noble_horse | Hammond Junior School F
    21 Nov 2019

    i think that the age limit for children should be a age because if a baby went to space they might die

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  • Hammond School logo enchanted_gooseberry | Hammond Junior School F
    21 Nov 2019

    I think that there should be a age limit because what if there was a baby was there and did damage to the suit and maybe might break were the air comes into your helmet or might take there helmet off

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  • Hammond School logo fair_otter | Hammond Junior School F
    21 Nov 2019

    I think there should be and age limit because it can be very dangerous and if there was an accident the baby or child might get really damaged

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  • Hammond School logo thankful_juniper | Hammond Junior School F
    21 Nov 2019

    I think that their should be a age limit because if a baby goes up that could really affect their daily life. Even though my parents say that we should go at any age I don't agree.

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  • Hammond School logo fantastic_world | Hammond Junior School F
    21 Nov 2019

    I strongly agree that there should be an age limit because the child's body would have not fully developed. The child would be still growing so it could stop them from growing like all the other children and it could effect their bones and mussles. Also the child would not be mature enough no matter how clever they are they still would not be mature enough. The child could distract all the Astronauts and would be running around everywhere and would damage everything also the child would get really bored.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      fantastic_world's comment 21 Nov 2019

      A very interesting answer, fantastic_world, which uses knowledge from earlier sessions.

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  • Hammond School logo patient_elephant | Hammond Junior School F
    21 Nov 2019

    I agree happy chicken

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  • Hammond School logo centered_badger | Hammond Junior School F
    21 Nov 2019

    I think children should be allowed to have the same amazing experience as adults do and like they said it can be educational and a great memory to share also you can tell your teacher

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  • Hammond School logo eager_environment | Hammond Junior School F
    21 Nov 2019

    I think there should be an age limit because if you are a child you should be trying to grow but space affects you bones to be weaker.

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  • Hammond School logo generous_hen | Hammond Junior School F
    21 Nov 2019

    I think that there should be a age limit because your growing would be afected

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  • Hammond School logo trustworthy_globe | Hammond Junior School B
    21 Nov 2019

    I strongly,don't agree with you because :
    If anyone wants to go up space(like me)they should get a chance to go
    Also ,I do agree with you because If they were lower than let's say three they could like press the wrong bottom they could endanger them selfs and others
    Furthermore,to why Ido agree with you;if they were higher than eighty it might be unstable for them and they may really get ill with dizziness
    As I said it should have a age limit between four and seventy-nine.

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  • Hammond School logo unparalleled_insect | Hammond Junior School F
    21 Nov 2019

    I think there should be a age limit to go into space because the younger you are more delicate compared to a adult.Thank you for writing this post because now I think of space differently.

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  • Hammond School logo practical_message | Hammond Junior School E
    21 Nov 2019

    Little children can go to the safe parts of space maybe but not the dangerous parts, they should be 18+

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  • Hammond School logo active_mango | Hammond Junior School C
    21 Nov 2019

    I think that we should be allowed to go to space at 5 years old

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      active_mango's comment 21 Nov 2019

      Can you say why?

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      1. Hammond School logo active_mango | Hammond Junior School C
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 09 Dec 2019

        I think this because, younger then 5, in my opinion. The level of risk is so high( e.g. undoing the seet belt) it is almost enevertable and as a result of that, it could cost not just the child’s life, but it could cost the life’s of people around the young child

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  • Hammond School logo super_currency | Hammond Junior School E
    21 Nov 2019

    I think we should have an age limit because of the loss of air. And also it should be 18 or over

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  • Hammond School logo tidy_hen | Hammond Junior School C
    21 Nov 2019

    I agree with active mango

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  • Hammond School logo bright_computer | Hammond Junior School E
    21 Nov 2019

    I think there should be an age limit say if a child wanted to go in to space they might get scared of seeing the things that are in space cause there is some danger in space even tho it would be cool it's probably the safest thing to do

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  • Hammond School logo receptive_road | Hammond Junior School E
    21 Nov 2019

    There should be an age limit because younger kids may not know how to do things and may hurt them self.

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  • Hammond School logo skillful_pineapple | Hammond Junior School E
    21 Nov 2019

    i think that there should be a age limit because if you send a young child to space it could probally die because in space there is not much air so i agree to this

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  • Hammond School logo buzzing_thought | Hammond Junior School E
    21 Nov 2019

    I think we should have an age limit to go up into space because there are. A lot of rubbish and space rocks that the rocket can bum into and younger people that can get hurt or even brack a bone because toddlers can lose their balance and fall over and get hurt so l think there should be an age limit of 18 or over because teenagers can keep their balance better and won't get less hurt then a toddler.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      buzzing_thought's comment 21 Nov 2019

      If they were protected within the spacecraft, would this change your view?

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  • Hammond School logo consistent_eagle | Hammond Junior School E
    21 Nov 2019

    I agree that there should be an age limit because kids have a whole life ahead of them and we all each have one life which shouldn't be wasted!

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  • Hillyfield School logo triumphant_performance | Hillyfield Primary Academy
    21 Nov 2019

    I agree because like you said we do not want babies on the moon because they will not be able to understand eveything

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  • Hillyfield School logo shrewd_climate | Hillyfield Primary Academy
    21 Nov 2019

    I like your article and I think it's good to have an age limit because your right if a younger child goes to space it could be dangerous and if the child does something wrong they could be in danger and no-one would be there to help them or talk to them.But with an adult they would be more careful and not press anything wrong!

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  • Hillyfield School logo inventive_market | Hillyfield Primary Academy
    21 Nov 2019

    I think this subject is hard though I find it interesting.I think the age limit should be between 30 and 50.I think this because a child aged 10 cannot go up to space.I know this is a rediculuos idea except if we make an age limit people will start making decisions like that.

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  • Hillyfield School logo curious_engine | Hillyfield Primary Academy
    21 Nov 2019

    I think there shouldn't be a specific age limit. I think that from the age when you can decide what you want to do, say the age of 10 or more, would work. If you do want to go to space, I think you should be allowed to but children who are 10 or under, should be accompanied by a parent or someone trusted that is at the age of a grown up.I don't think it should just be 10 or under; I think it should be the parent's decision if the children can go above 10 to space but I also think the child should also have some decision .

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    1. Hammond School logo radical_koala | Hammond Junior School F
      curious_engine's comment 21 Nov 2019

      How could this effect the child curious_engine?!?!?!

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School bold_olive | Lyons Hall Primary School C
    21 Nov 2019

    This piece has made a good point 🙏

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  • Hammond School logo radical_koala | Hammond Junior School F
    21 Nov 2019

    Scientists have proved , after months of research , that you need to have a degree on engineering, maths, science and obviously physical ability. But NASA says otherwise. Most of there applicants are around 40 years old but the age restriction could determine weather or not space tourisum will be a thing. Based on my research, you should be in your late thirties or early fourties to travel to space.

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  • Hammond School logo radical_koala | Hammond Junior School F
    21 Nov 2019

    We should not send younger kids to space because recently an astronaut was taking a test while back on earth scientists spotted a clump of blood in its body. Karina Marshall-Goebel says "WE WERE NOT EXPECTING THIS, IT HAS NEVER BEEN REPORTED BEFORE." The researchers discovered a new risk in space. but not only that, not every trip makes it into space and back down again?!?! And lastly the younger kids (and older) genes would not have fully grown yet making there future a lot smaller.

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  • Hammond School logo tidy_saxophone | Hammond Junior School D
    21 Nov 2019

    No there should not be a limit for travelling into space because there is hundreds and thousands of planets to explore and more planets to explore!

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    1. Hammond School logo radical_koala | Hammond Junior School F
      tidy_saxophone's comment 22 Nov 2019

      How does this effect the age tidy_saxophone?

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  • The Sherwood School excited_pineapple | The Sherwood School
    21 Nov 2019

    That's a really good post, well done. I like how you backed your opinions. I 100% agree with you as well.

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg humorous_camel | Boutcher C of E Primary School
    21 Nov 2019

    yes i think that their should be an age limit for who should go out into space because anybody can just say i want to go out into space and they could be 2 years old so there needs to be an age limit and i would say 20+

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg passionate_lime | Boutcher C of E Primary School
    21 Nov 2019

    There should be an age limit because less people would go to Space and there will be less litter,my age limit is probably be 22 and over.

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  • Hammond School logo active_poem | Hammond Junior School D
    22 Nov 2019

    i think that there should be a age because we don't want babys in space and kids and if they did what happens if some bad happens like
    .they lose oxygen
    . there helmet could brake
    . they would risk there life
    and mean more. We should have a good age limit like 18 or 20 to no how old you have to be to go in space

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  • Hammond School logo precious_desert | Hammond Junior School B
    22 Nov 2019

    I strongly agree that there should have an age limit because if your 4 years old that child won't have any experience at all. Or what if they opened the fire exit door and then floats around in space. However if a 21 year old goes up to space that person would have a massive amount of experience than a 4 year old. So I think there should be an age limit.

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  • Hammond School logo courageous_fern | Hammond Junior School A
    22 Nov 2019

    I think that there should be a lowest age limit of 18 years old because as you said, when they sent one identical twin up into space they noticed a lot of changes in their genes, so sending a 3 year old up to space could have massive consequences. They are still only young and have a big life ahead of them, this could ruin it. If you sent up someone who was a bit older it might not have as big of a negative impact.
    In contrast, it would be an amazing experience for whoever went up there and maybe even encourage them to become astronauts if they did not want to already. But you could put many peoples’ lives in danger and not just the young child or just the people in the rocket. They should be able to choose if they want to be put in danger and I think that when you are 18, you are responsible enough to make that decision.
    In conclusion, I believe that there should be an age limit to go up to space.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      courageous_fern's comment 22 Nov 2019

      A balanced perspective, courageous_fern! Why 18 - why not younger in the teenage years?

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  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg best_raspberry | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School
    22 Nov 2019

    I think there should be an age limit because children who go to space can or may hurt themselves and they might float away into the void and could go anywhere and die.

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  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg energetic_cherry | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School
    22 Nov 2019

    I think that u should be older than 20 because u could be more sensible than others. That Is only my thought of opinion.

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  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg shrewd_tree | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School
    22 Nov 2019

    I am crossed between the two🤔

    Yes: Because we should all have the chance to do cool things and what if this doesn't last forever. There may be some people who never got the chance because of this age rule

    No:Because some children may get lost or might be very irresponsible and run around or mess with something also because when they board they might run and cause lots of people to miss their rocket flight and waste a quarter of a million pounds.

    Bye!

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  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg observant_jambul | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School
    22 Nov 2019

    i am crossed between yes or no because i think there should be because a law about an age limit in space because a child in space could have a panic attack of how high and exited they are and its the same for elderly because they could have some sort of attack but again i think there shouldn't be an age limit as there could be a child or teenager that is determined to go to space and dream all there dreams to go to space and why not start young so there is my opinion.

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  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg jolly_cricket | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School
    22 Nov 2019

    i agree because 18 is a sensible guess because if a younger person did it he might just go and get lost or do a bad thing that may cause to our earth

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  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg buzzing_atom | Birchwood C of E Primary School
    22 Nov 2019

    Well I think taht we should but I am going to show both sides.
    Reasons for
    I think we should have an age limit because children who are under two cant really go into space because they are to young and are not responsable.I also think no because anything can go wrong in space and children still have a life to live.

    Reasons against
    I think we should not have an age limit because children need to explore the universe and see whats out there and they only have one life so they may aswell use it.I also think there should not be one because they will be equipted with saftey gear and oxegon tanks so they will be safe.

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  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg ethical_mouse | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School
    22 Nov 2019

    personally I that if we do go to space it will be an once in a life time experience because we only have one life so you will be missing out on it so what if it is half a million pounds so lets do it

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  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg focused_panther | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School
    22 Nov 2019

    Personally, I think that there should be an age limit to go to space as well as not, only because kids should grow before going to space as anything could happen such as loosing their parents as space is so big. Kids may also not like the suits they are put in for their own safety. At the same time i think that there shouldn't because if they want to achive going to space at the age they are

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  • Hammond School logo majestic_wombat | Hammond Junior School C
    22 Nov 2019

    I do think that there should be an age limit on who can go into space because, children although would find it exhilarating, they would also not have as much as they should have e.g. they should be with their families NOT in space without them as they might get lonely, bored, fatigued and not be in school (which they should be) so it would have an effect on their lives as much as it would on others. They may get famous if they did but it is not about how famous you are it is about how you take care of your body. In conclusion, i do not think that the NASA space company /team should be sending children into space.

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  • The Sherwood School grateful_crab | The Sherwood School
    22 Nov 2019

    I think, there should be an age restrictions because there are certain things that could tinker with their health such as the spine stretching Etc. This may follow many side affects which could interfere with a child's mental and physical development and growth. This may include health related side affects such as motion sickness and disruption of senses. These affects could lead to other side affects as they grow older. However, this would be a great,ingenious way of teaching children and inspiring them.

    In summary I say yes to age restrictions, but not a too high age restriction.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      grateful_crab's comment 25 Nov 2019

      What would it be, then?

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  • Preston Manor School enlightened_writer | Preston Manor School
    22 Nov 2019

    I think that there should be an age limit for going into space because you can't have a child who has only been on Earth for a short time to step into space for the first time and expect to be ok. Sometimes, things like this can cause problems such as children could be used to the way of life on Earth and might not exactly know how everything should be used and how they could protect themselves from any danger. By going up in space, they are also risking their lives and putting themselves in danger so it wouldn't be the best idea for a young child to go up into space, instead it should be a more experienced person who is more used to the atmosphere- this would prevent most problems and this person has a much better chance of arriving back to Earth safely than a young child.

    However, I also think that people shouldn't need an age limit to go to space because they could be going with their families and exploring the life outside the blue planet which doesn't only help them learn and explore more but also gives them a chance to have fun and see how it is different to living on Earth.

    Overall, I think that the better option is to have an age limit for going into space because in my opinion, a person's health and safety is much more important than having a holiday and exploring space.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      enlightened_writer's comment 25 Nov 2019

      Well done for weighing up both sides, here. This makes your conclusion all the better. How will scientists work out how space effects children though? Or do you think it's wrong to even do this?

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      1. The Sherwood School grateful_crab | The Sherwood School
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 25 Nov 2019

        18 yrs old because our bodies would be fully developed and space side affects will not affect our health majorly.

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  • Hammond School logo adventurous_tennis | Hammond Junior School B
    23 Nov 2019

    I think there should be an age limit for going into orbit because.Firstly, it is scientifically proven that going to space effects your health, this was discovered when NASA kept 1 twin on earth and sent the other out of orbit; afterwards the twin from space got his genes and blood tested in comparison to his twin and some of them were different. Children definitely shouldn’t have these things happen this early in their lives.
    Secondly, Not all space craft is successful. Children shouldn’t be sent out of orbit and have a risk of loosing contact with Earth and waste all there special qualities. This is proven by India’s most recent rocket lost contact with Earth as they were about to land on the moon’s rock.Not all spacecrafts even make it off the ground. In January 1986, a space shuttle( The Challenger) had already been and completed missions 9 times, but tragically and unexpectedly on its 10 mission a teacher decided to go to space and scientifically test children’s questions ,but unfortunately it blew up and all 7 people inside died including the teacher.
    Finally, children aren’t trained astronauts and might be silly. Them messing with controls could put their lives at a massive risk. They like clicking any button and seeing what it does. This quality would be the opposite of a good astronaut.
    In conclusion, children shouldn’t put their health and life at risk this early. People have to be sensible, trustworthy and trained.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      adventurous_tennis's comment 25 Nov 2019

      Three solid reasons! If you were trying to persuade someone, which do you think is your strongest, and which is your weakest?

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  • Ben-Jonson-logo-250x250.jpg fierce_octopus | Ben Jonson Primary School
    23 Nov 2019

    I think that there should be an age limit because if you were a kid and you went up to space you might not no about the dangerous stuff up there.

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  • Ben-Jonson-logo-250x250.jpg calm_tsunami | Ben Jonson Primary School
    25 Nov 2019

    I believe that we need an age limit just in case we have any issues or accidents.And then if something does happen for e.g they accidentally get swallowed by a black hole ,what would you think their parents and siblings would be like.They would be so sad that their brother/sister is gone.And will start accusing the astronauts for this incident.

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  • precious_imagination | Whyteleafe School B
    25 Nov 2019

    I agree because everybody should have a experience of a lifetime.

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  • accurate_octopus | Whyteleafe School B
    25 Nov 2019

    There should be a age limit because if some little child dressed up as a big person cause they could die. Lol great question

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  • best_technology | Whyteleafe School B
    25 Nov 2019

    no because lil kids want to see aliens and old people want to fly with no gravity and that would be dangerous as they could freak out and have a heart attack and the kids could mess up the system and kill everyone and make people sad .
    :(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(

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  • best_music | Whyteleafe School B
    25 Nov 2019

    l don't think we have to have a age limit to go in to space because if we had to evacuate the earth we would have to leave children behind.

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    1. Upton-Cross-logo-250x250.jpg polite_dusk | Upton Cross Primary School A
      best_music's comment 27 Nov 2019

      I agree because there could be danger

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  • generous_spring | Whyteleafe School B
    25 Nov 2019

    Yes: A 5 year old could be really immature at home, so what would they be like in space?

    No: We only live once and we should be able to do what we want as long as it isn't immature and stupid.

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  • Brompton Westbrook logo lovely_hippopotamus | Brompton Westbrook Primary School
    25 Nov 2019

    Thank you for this post genius_chocolate. This really made me put my thinking hat on.
    I think that there should be an age limit because as we already know when they sent one of the twins out of orbit some of his genes changed and some were not the same as his twin. So we know that going into space affects our health. I think that we should not send young children whose body has not fully developed yet for them to be sent into space and it affect there health. Also it is not right for people to send little children who might not understand the disadvantages of going into space and they may cause the crew some trouble. However, on the other had there may be children who are opptimistic about space and understand how for example there is no gravity on space so it may be a bit more difficult to do things. And maybe there should not be an age limit to go out of orbit. This is because we can do tests to find out why the twin that was sent into space had changed and we can make something to prevent this so that we can send children into space without it affecting their health.

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  • appreciative_dove | Whyteleafe School B
    25 Nov 2019

    I think that there should be an age limit on space travel because what if the person/people were not qualified or trained to go into space. Another good reason for this train of thought is that the traveller/s may not be mature enough for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

    Not many people go into space at a young or older age because they will have difficulties when they are working or doing something. Adults that have gone through vigorous training and have an amazing knowledge of engineering, maths and science just about get the chance of going up to space.

    There are many more reasons for my thinking about this but the main reason is that they will have great difficulty understanding things and they must be able to be self controlled and very mature.

    I am not saying that all children are immature but there is a high chance of them being that too.

    This was a great post genius_chocolate,I really enjoyed reading it!

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  • Pimlico-logo-250x250.jpg appreciative_concept | Pimlico Primary Academy
    25 Nov 2019

    I totally understand and agree with your post genius_chocolate

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  • Hammond School logo trustworthy_globe | Hammond Junior School B
    25 Nov 2019

    As said before there should be an age limit because:

    firstly,it was said by scientists that there was a pair of twins that were separated, one of them went into space and one of them was kept down here on Earth. When the twin (the one that went to space) came back,they found some things to what they had seen before. Furthermore,to what I have been saying about,is that children,under eighteen (the reason why I chose this number is because a human has been fully by then) should not travel into space because they like to press buttons and see what they do and they could press something by example and a door could swing open and they could fly out and flout in space also ,adding to this they could take their lives at giant risk. Astronauts have to be sensible and trustful to do this .If not I think this is not the job for you.

    thank you can, Tom from BNC reply to me please

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      trustworthy_globe's comment 26 Nov 2019

      Thanks for your comment, trustworthy_globe, and for asking for a reply. Happy to in this case, but we can't respond to every request for a reply.

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  • Arnhem-Wharf-logo-250x250.jpg persistent_effort | Arnhem Wharf Primary School
    26 Nov 2019

    In my opinion the age limit too space should be 24 as it takes 2 years to train and become a fully qualified astronaut.
    BUT if we sent a dog (Laika) already then why not a strong,intelligent teenager? Yet again it would take 2 years to train.

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  • Evelyn-Street-logo-250x250.jpg confident_keyboard | Evelyn Street Primary School
    26 Nov 2019

    i think there should be an age limit because children should not go to space because if they get lost in space and no one will ever find them. unless we find a way to send them to space without harming their heath.

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  • Arnhem-Wharf-logo-250x250.jpg artistic_opinion | Arnhem Wharf Primary School
    26 Nov 2019

    As per say, I think that there should be an age limit for humans going to space as small children lungs are smaller then elders so the air in space could affect them and permanently damage their lungs or hearts. For the elderly, I do think that they should not go to space because they could get weak or maybe get illnesses which could cause fatal damage.

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  • St Marys Whitstable logo majestic_nectarine | St Mary's Catholic Primary School A
    26 Nov 2019

    i agree
    children should not go to space
    first it takes years of training and you need experience like being in the army or something like that .
    if elders go up it would be dangerous as their breathing system is different and may not function as well .
    i believe that there should be a age limit .
    it is only for the safety and some people they have wanted itv for their whole lives and then a child goes up to space i believe that would be unfair.

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School quickwitted_banana | Lyons Hall Primary School E
    26 Nov 2019

    I do agree because if are planet expos we will DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School super_gazelle | Lyons Hall Primary School E
    26 Nov 2019

    if kids go the space they will be bragging about it

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  • Weston-Favell-logo-250x250.jpg helpful_dog | Weston Favell Academy
    26 Nov 2019

    I think there should be an age limit on when people should be allowed to go into space. Some people should get specific training done in order to be part of the space program. The youngest should be around 25 year, with at least 5 years in training for the program. By giving them at least 5 years of training, it allows the individual to be confident in their space exploring.The younger the astronaut the better, since it means they can be trained a lot more in depth and have the opportunity to teach others as well.
    The oldest should around 60 just so that they are still quite fit and healthy. They also have a less of a chance to have major complications in the space center. They have had a lot of experience in space, so they should let others be able to go into space. It would also be cost effective because then we do not have to pay for the older individuals' medication and it will ensure that the more safe people are up there.

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  • Hammond School logo determined_tree | Hammond Junior School E
    26 Nov 2019

    I think there should because what if a toddler went into space??!

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  • Graveney-logo-250x250.jpg charismatic_cherry | Graveney School
    26 Nov 2019

    I don't believe that there should be an age limit to space, it would be amazing to have a teenager in space, but with the parents AND the child's consent. It would be really good to see a child's view of space, and how they feel actually being in space.

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  • The Sherwood School productive_eel | The Sherwood School
    26 Nov 2019

    I think there should be age restriction but not too strict.What i suggest is that the age restriction should be 10.This is because at you're responsible enough to do the right thing. As well as this the age for someone to get arrested is 10.What this means the police think 1 0 is a responsible age.There fore ten would be a responsible age and a child at ten might pursue their dream of being an astronaut .

    On the other hand 18 and over might be this age limit for exploration in space.Due to what genius_chocolate stated the genes change and that may affect a child.If you're 18 you are now classified as an adult.If you are a adult your physical being is stronger than a 10 year old.

    In conclusion I think that ten should be the age for space exploration unless research by a space exploration shows that it will be harmful to ten year old genes it should be ten .

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      productive_eel's comment 27 Nov 2019

      This shows open-mindedness - you suggest 10 unless evidence proves that there would be a physical impact on someone that young. Well done

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  • Crampton-logo-250x250.jpg successful_context | Crampton Primary School
    26 Nov 2019

    well i think yes because if there is no age limit it means anyone at any age can go and that is no right cause we are just saying that a one year old baby can go to space and that is dangerous because a baby has no idea what space is and dont know what type things could happen to them.

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  • Upton-Cross-logo-250x250.jpg reflective_fact | Upton Cross Primary School A
    27 Nov 2019

    I think there shouldn’t be an age limit because then space x (a company that wants to bring holiday at space) won’t be able to bring some kids or animals to space or they could die and if there was an age limit it should be 17-35.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      reflective_fact's comment 27 Nov 2019

      Why this limit?

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      1. Upton-Cross-logo-250x250.jpg reflective_fact | Upton Cross Primary School A
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 29 Nov 2019

        I think this is a suitable age limit because under 17 I think will have to much pressure on them and same with 35 and over

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  • Upton-Cross-logo-250x250.jpg polite_dusk | Upton Cross Primary School A
    27 Nov 2019

    I disagree because nobody knows if there is any type of danger and scientists have not made space medicine yet

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg mindblowing_clarinet | Boutcher C of E Primary School
    27 Nov 2019

    Yes they should because it you are to old you might die in space and then you have a corpse in your ship and if you are to young you might not have as much experience

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  • St Marys Whitstable logo dedicated_strawberry | St Mary's Catholic Primary School B
    27 Nov 2019

    I think yes and no. Yes because if we have advanced equipment it would be enough for a child to go up there. Also a lot of children would want to go up to space because they are interested in space and want to learn more and see it.Also no because if they do something they weren’t meant to do it could be really dangerous and they could be hurt.

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    1. Crampton-logo-250x250.jpg tolerant_guitar | Crampton Primary School
      dedicated_strawberry's comment 27 Nov 2019

      i really love how you answered both sides with detail

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    2. appreciative_dove | Whyteleafe School B
      dedicated_strawberry's comment 28 Nov 2019

      What age do you think is appropriate dedicated_strawberry?

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  • Upton-Cross-logo-250x250.jpg methodical_ocean | Upton Cross Primary School A
    27 Nov 2019

    I think this is a great question you have told us


    And I like this as it really made me think, like for votes there is age limits so why can't space?But we can't always believe that some things are impossible.Like the earth for instance we had never tried to see it in a different way but Neil Armstrong made it happen.Even though it may be dangerous I think all credit will honestly go to the adults who are allowing them to go to space.As it is their responsibility to look after there children and to think for their safety and hygiene.But even after all this I do not believe in the possibility of us going to space at all .Firstly, as I believe I think it is a waste of better things we can be doing.Secondly, it has already been delayed many times making it not very safe.I can understand that they want it to be perfect but doesn't look very stable.



    To conclude I just wanted to say what I felt by this intresting comment

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      methodical_ocean's comment 27 Nov 2019

      You write very open-mindedly and I can see you appreciating the other side of the argument by using words like “even though” and “I understand” - this is a good example to others!

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  • Hammond School logo versatile_molecule | Hammond Junior School B
    27 Nov 2019

    I think there are really good reason for both sides of the argument.
    On one hand: babies and the elderly might complicate things like scientific procedures, it would cost a lot more money to take more people. Taking the elderly and babies would be wasting money because they would not be contributing much as they do not know enough or are too weak. Young people have there whole life a head of them, they need to enjoy it and they won't if they die because something failed on the mission. Not only this, if NASA was to send small children into space and they die the parents of those chose children might sue the government.
    On the other hand having relatives who are children of the astronauts or the elderly parents of an astronaut might provide mental support and company, mind set is crucial when carrying out delicate scientific experiments. As sociable volcano said, it would be a once in a life time opportunity and in addition to this the child could get a new perspective of the world.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      versatile_molecule's comment 28 Nov 2019

      This is a very thoughtful answer - do you think it would make more people keen to go into space if they knew they could experience it with their families?

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    2. Hammond School logo versatile_molecule | Hammond Junior School B
      versatile_molecule's comment 28 Nov 2019

      I have thought of some more points.
      On one hand there should be an age limit because a child might not be mature enough and might not take the risks seriously. They will not have experienced that kind of G force, 3 Gs that is three times gravity. Humans can not withstand lots of G force, at nine Gs blood struggles to reach the brain so a person might faint, a child might not be able to cope. Same with older people because as you get older your bone density reduces, this means they get less strong so an elderly person might damage their bones. In addition to this it would be dangerous to send a baby into space because some genes change permanently and that could effect a baby's development. In space because the gravity is weak you use your muscles less this means that babies that go into space might be behind in their muscular development.
      On the other hand their is equal risk of life whether you are taking a baby or an adult or a extremely old person into space. A young child could greatly benefit from visiting space because they will probably have to face emotional challenges and have to do things under pressure ( literally ) like going in a rocket and dealing with home sickness, they could build skills that they can apply in later life.

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      1. tom Tom @ the BNC
        versatile_molecule's comment 28 Nov 2019

        Thoughtful points, versatile_molecule. Can you tell us more about the dangers to people's bones?

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  • Crampton-logo-250x250.jpg tolerant_guitar | Crampton Primary School
    27 Nov 2019

    I think there should be an age limit to go to space. For example,if a child goes to space, they may not be trained to know what to do. They could press something bad or they might accidentally do it and BOOM! Everything would go wrong. But if a well taught man/women goes,nothing can go wrong.

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  • Faringdon-logo-250x250.jpg careful_science | Faringdon Community College
    28 Nov 2019

    Going into space is a dangerous job and is is only done by astronauts who are highly trained. I don't think that a age limit would be necessary because it is very expensive to go into space and is is not a thing that anyone can do. The government fund space exploration services like nasa and it costs millions to go into space and you need a permit to launch anything from the earth into space. You would not need a age limit as it would be useless because there would never be a child working for nasa. But when companies like spaceX try and make space tourism a thing then my view would be yes. I would say you should be 5 or over as it would be quite tramertising as it would be weightless and the landing and lift off would be quite shaky and wobbly. Also they could mess up and as tolerant_guitar said it could go boom.



    This is my view and I hope you take it into consideration.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      careful_science's comment 28 Nov 2019

      Interesting points, careful_science. What would be the impact of this rule if humans eventually wanted to leave earth for another planet? Would it still work then?

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School generous_seagull | Lyons Hall Primary School A
    28 Nov 2019

    In my opinion i think that there should be an age limit to go to space because i agree that young children can maybe press a button that they should not be pressing, and cause a very serious problem. I think that the average age to go to space should be 20 and above. I personally think that the age limit should be up to 65 because, it could be very dangerous for old people to go to space as they might forget some important things that they need to do. Most importantly, babies and young children can get scared and make a lot of noise that wont help the people concentrate on what they are doing. Even though some children might be trained,it would still be quit risky for them to go to space.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      generous_seagull's comment 28 Nov 2019

      Do these general thoughts about people apply to everyone? Would it be unfair if someone was over 65 who had a sharp memory and eye for detail?

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School inspiring_orange | Lyons Hall Primary School A
    28 Nov 2019

    In my opinion I think that there should be an age limit to go to space because it could be to dangerous for young children and they might do or touch something that they should not have and also they might not know what to do because they have never been in space. On the other hand it would be an amazing opportunity to got to space with you family or friends for a holiday and you can also tell other people a lot about space when you come back.But I also think that the best age limit to go to space should be 21 because then you would be old enough to know what to do.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      inspiring_orange's comment 28 Nov 2019

      Good reasons for either side, inspiring_orange! Would you feel it was unfair if you were denied the chance of a space holiday because you weren't 21?

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School kind_signature | Lyons Hall Primary School A
    28 Nov 2019

    I can see why you think there should be a age limit but is there one for old age?

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  • Upton-Cross-logo-250x250.jpg brilliant_fossil | Upton Cross Primary School A
    28 Nov 2019

    I agree with you genius_chocolate because young children are still learning and if they go to space the young todller might float away from there family and soon might never be seen again and soon there might be a dead body in space which is very dangerous but we don't want that to happen but at the same time it will be an experience that is why we need a age limit but I also what do you think the age limit be?What made you think of this age rating and justify your reason for why you think that is the most sensibilist age rating there is? Do you think the age limit will happen in the future or is there already a age limit?

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  • Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg outstanding_passionfruit | Richmond Hill Academy
    29 Nov 2019

    Well this is a bit of a struggle in my opinion.
    Because you are right that children still have a further but some families will use there kids no matter if they agree.
    NO:
    Because it could help scientists figure out about the human body and also see what would happen if children was left alone for a large amount of time but could stop the child from learn when they get back to earth because studys have shown if a child goes over a sterten age there mind will stop divlerpin and there body will stop growing and go throw ganges.
    YES:
    Because when you go to space your body grows more and gets taller than a normal human but when they step foot on earth they will not be able to walk move there body till they have got use to the gravity in earth and will be not able to speak at all because they would not be any one to teach them to do basic human things

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  • Ormiston Sudbury Academy free_iceberg | Ormiston Sudbury Academy
    01 Dec 2019

    I believe there should be an age limit on who can and cannot go into space. For my answer I will be including stereotypes so I hope I don’t offend anyone.
    It has been scientifically proven that going into space can effect the human body like shown above when you wrote about the twins, I don’t believe this should be able to happen as many children under the age of 18 are still developing both physically and mentally, going into space may then affect them in the long run and as we currently do not know the full effects it may cause issues in development that may affect them in older life. This is why I don’t think children should be able to go at this moment in time, if we had more advanced technology to know the outcomes then it may be possible for them to go in the future but not at the moment, After the age of 18 they also should be responsible enough to make their own decisions. I also don’t think young children should be able to go into space as they have a tendency to press buttons and try to put things in their mouth and would require constant adult supervision.
    I also don’t think all adults should be able to go into space. Many adults should be able to go but some adults for an example over the age of 75 often experience less mobility and can become forgetful causing it to be dangerous for them to go to space if they were in control of the rocket as they could easily cause themselves and others injury if they accidently press a wrong button. In the future if we continue with the idea of space tourism then they should be able to go as passengers but nothing else.
    This is why I believe there should be a age limit on going into space.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      free_iceberg's comment 02 Dec 2019

      A range of reasons given, free_iceberg, well done. Could this be unfair on those who are still very able after the age of 75?

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  • Hammond School logo reasoning_whale | Hammond Junior School B
    02 Dec 2019

    I think that there should be an age limit on who can go up to space because if you didn't there could be to many people missing out on there education and if you had a 3 year old going up to space they could press something bad and could injure themselves.

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  • Hammond School logo spirited_pear | Hammond Junior School A
    02 Dec 2019

    I think there should be a age limit on who can go to space because if they have a health problem or if they are 60+ they should not be allowed to go into space because it could have a effect on their stability which is dangerous.it is more dangerous for some people to go into space than others just from health

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  • Hammond School logo thoughtful_snow | Hammond Junior School A
    02 Dec 2019

    I think there should not be an age limit because kids can explore the universe and have there own opinion on space and galaxy. And even when they have an age limit it costs a lot of money to go to space, but would you still have pay for all the equipment that you need to go to space? If you do you have to make all the equipment safe and be able to cope in the galaxy. Also if there is a age limit the kids won't be able to walk on the moon so that's why I think there shouldn't be a age limit to go to space and galaxy.

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  • Hammond School logo awesome_vegetable | Hammond Junior School A
    02 Dec 2019

    This is an interesting argument as I have strong feelings because, yes an age limit to go to space as it would give younger people under 18 big opotunitys but there are some important reasons why children should not go up to space
    1.children have no experience this means they will not be able to fly the rocket as they would not know how to do it properly
    2. They would not be able to have a proper life as evedently people who go to space get different genes so it will effect how they grow in the future this will mean that they might have to do things differently to other people when they are fully grown
    3.Due to there lack of mobility if the rocket crashes they could not be able to get out quickly and safely

    To bring to a conclusion,I think there should be an age limit to go to space due to my reasons on how it would not be safe .

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  • Hammond School logo happy_politics | Hammond Junior School A
    02 Dec 2019

    This is a balanced post full of reasons for both sides, and this made it difficult to have a strong opinion. I have mixed answers.
    Yes:
    A child who misbehaves on the ship could endanger both themself and everyone else on the rocket.
    Linking to this, the controls could be pressed by smaller children and as the child has no experience in flying rockets, the ship could crash.
    Elderly people who would take the journey up to space could get a illness, and they would be far from medical assistance. Due to their age, their bodies are not used to fighting severe illnesses and cannot cope in its own. This means they could die on the ship.
    Their lack of mobility could result in, if damage is caused to the ship, inability to evacuate.
    No:
    Children who are not tend to misbehave could go up into space, as then they may not cause problems.
    It could be a good family experience. Not allowing other members of the family into space could mean that less people would go to space tourist companies for a holiday. (Space tourism has not yet been done, but companies plan to begin in the future.)
    Some elderly people are perfectly capable of things like that, meaning that they could come too.
    Therefore, I found it hard to develop a final answer.
    However, I believe there should not be an age limit on who can go to space.
    If your child misbehaves, you should make the decision to whether you can take them to space. Disabling others to take their family to space is unfair.
    If you are unable to walk quick enough to evacuate a rocket, then you should know that and make the right decision and not go to space against the risk.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      happy_politics's comment 02 Dec 2019

      An open-minded answer, happy_politics. Can people be trusted to make the decision whether to take their child into space?

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      1. Hammond School logo happy_politics | Hammond Junior School A
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 04 Dec 2019

        They cannot always be trusted to make the better decision, however, stopping those children who can be trusted to go into space should not be stopped from doing so. The age limit is slightly creating a barrier for those who wish to go into space. For those families who do create a problem on board of the rocket, they can be punished (if needed.)

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  • Graveney-logo-250x250.jpg inspiring_penguin | Graveney School
    02 Dec 2019

    I believe this is a great post and it really got me thinking. The idea of an age limit on anything is an interesting thing to think about because can you really generalise a whole age group to just one expectation? For example, with the general election coming up, children have never been able to vote but does that suggest that people underage are irresponsible or just that they are not educated enough? Or are older kids not allowed in play zones because they are too mature? Now, for the last example, of course they may be safety reasons (e.g them being too big and prone to get stuck) but that doesn't mean all of them will for certain and that brings me back to the point of generalising ages. Just because one may expect something of a collective group that does not mean every single one will meet that.

    So, onto space; the never-ending, far off, scary oblivion that we call space. I can easily see how an expert would at first think it ludicrous to send a five year old into space. But why? Because they are too young? Well, when we really think about it, what does an age mean as it certainly doesn't mean your maturity or your intelligence or any qualities at all. Look at Greta Thunberg; she is only 16 and yet and has begun to change the world for the better, spreading awareness and protesting around the world about the climate crisis. So, if she can do that, why shouldn't children be allowed to investigate alongside adults in space?

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      inspiring_penguin's comment 03 Dec 2019

      Well done for challenging assumptions and giving examples to support your view. That's great reasoning!

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  • Hillyfield School logo humble_donkey | Hillyfield Primary Academy
    02 Dec 2019

    WOW, this really makes you think of what evolution could maybe come to! Although,if this was to happen how do you think the whole space community could pull it off

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  • Hillyfield School logo humble_donkey | Hillyfield Primary Academy
    02 Dec 2019

    ?( I forgot to add a question mark sorry)

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  • The Sherwood School giving_orangutan | The Sherwood School
    02 Dec 2019

    I believe that there should be an age limit on who can go to space because first of all you need a lot of training to go to space as well as this you are technically putting a child's life in danger because the child would not be able to cope with the conditions in space. If a child is going to go space, the child should be aware that she/he is going to be ok because a child may feel uncomfortable in this type of situation as they will leave their family in order to go space.
    Unfortunately for a child that is asthmatic they may have an asthma attack as the rocket will move from 0 to 7.9 kilometers in less than a second which is in fact very fast.

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg content_lemon | Boutcher C of E Primary School
    02 Dec 2019

    Should There Be an Age Limit on Who Can Go Up to Space?

    I have run through the previous comments, and many of them are incredibly open-minded, affecting my opinion. I’ll give both sides of the argument, either way.

    For: If you’ve ever been on a plane, you know how annoying shrieking babies are. And on planes, pilots have cabins in which they do all their work in. So far, our technology has meant that the pilots will be driving the rocket in the same compartment as the passengers (unless, of course, companies are designing it differently – I’m basing this on a traditional spaceship for astronauts). Can you imagine the racket a 2-year-old – or even younger – could cause? And the distractions the driver would have to face?
    Everyone is curious, especially, I’ll admit, us kids. And with a collection of buttons within an arm’s reach, someone will HAVE TO press a button when their parent’s heads turn, causing innocent people to die tragically. As well as this, we go on to the biological side; I watched a video about twins – NASA sent one into Space, and kept the other on Earth, each doing similar if not the same exercises. When one returned to the Earth, they could see the difference visually. And when they did tests on their DNA and genes to see if they were the same, as it had been before the trip to Space, it showed vast differences. Surely these changes are too early for babies, or youngsters? So really, an age limit is the best thing for it. I, as an 11-year-old, think at least 12-15+ for safety.
    However, there may be circumstances…

    Against: Scientists have been exploring Mars – they think that there may be signs of water, since they found ice on the surface. Think Climate Change. They say we have limited amount of years left. Mars, or another planet for that matter, could be our escape route. But, if there is an age limit of, say 18+ (the limit that seems to be popular), think of how many children will be left to die… and their poor mothers will probably stay with them, decreasing the population by at least a few million.
    In Addition, simply because children may be children doesn’t mean that they don’t have dreams. In fact, this may be the chance of a lifetime for some. If the cost stays as it is now, it would take years and years for people to save up, and still have a sufficient amount of money for when they return back to earth. Money, in some cases, spend very quickly on the essentials – people need to grab the chance when they have it.

    My opinion:
    I feel like an age limit for travelling into space isn’t necessarily essential as long as they have the needed supervision. Really, what we need is trained and trust-worthy people. But there are risks; little kids don’t have the maturity-level to understand that you are floating in outer space, and if one thing goes wrong, (not to be a pessimist) you’re dead.
    When I say that an age limit isn’t necessary, I think the character is. We’re not talking about immature 15-year-olds who have money, but genuine characters who long to explore.

    Skills I’ve used in this comment:
    REASONING – I have given many reasons for my points; a balanced argument. I would say that I have indeed justified my viewpoint by referring to the facts I have stored in my head over the past few BNC Sessions.
    OPEN-MINDEDNESS – I have thought about other opinions by giving a for and against section as well as my own thoughts at the end. I have had to be open-minded here, otherwise I would be biased.

    content_lemon

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      content_lemon's comment 03 Dec 2019

      Great reasoning, content_lemon. Can you show scepticism about someone else's point in your response to them?

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg artistic_literature | Michael Faraday School
    02 Dec 2019

    I think that was a great question and answer .personly I think the age limit should be 16 over because you would be much more mature then if you were 15 or younger you might still be a bit irresponsible not to say all 15,14,13 etc are irresponsible

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  • Hammond School logo resilient_apple | Hammond Junior School B
    03 Dec 2019

    I personally think that there should be an age limit because there are lots of bad things that could happen. Here are my reasons.

    Firstly, say you got a 5 year old on a trip to space that had no knowledge of what space is and then you let him run free. That is a disaster because your child could end up in space forever .

    Secondly, say you sent an old man or women into space and they know what space is but doesn't have any experience in being in space. This is also a disaster because if they float away they won't be able to get back to you because they are stiff ( no offence guys)

    I think the age limit should be 16-65 years old

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    1. White Hall Academy victorious_orange | White Hall Academy C
      resilient_apple's comment 03 Dec 2019

      I agree with part of what you said but maybe NASA could have technology that us people don't know about .If that is true (I don't know if it is or not )than they could keep an eye on him or her and the child would have limets .Also NASA probably would have back up astronauts ,that would be adults,up there with them . on the other hand , I do agree with sending an old man or women into space as they would be stiff because there bones and hole body are old so its worn out .

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  • Upton-Cross-logo-250x250.jpg compassionate_seal | Upton Cross Primary School A
    03 Dec 2019

    I think 21 because that basically means you are an adult and children they don't have a lot of knowledge about space and children can be immateur sometimes so they might not know how to control the rocket and since space looks very adventurious but very dangerous and it is probably not safe for children.

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  • White Hall Academy victorious_orange | White Hall Academy C
    03 Dec 2019

    I have two sides to the argument :yes :I think yes because kids could discover new and expencive things that could help him or her familys life.if they do find new things in space than that could help scientists investigate on space .:no:i think no because children could also lose precious education to help them in later life. if you were thinking about sending an old man or women up into space they could get lost and float awayand they wouldn't be able to get back as there bones would be to stiff

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      victorious_orange's comment 04 Dec 2019

      This is interesting - do you think going into space would lose them precious education, or give them more precious education?

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  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg talented_cookie | Birchwood C of E Primary School
    04 Dec 2019

    That got me thinking genious_chocolate! I will discuss one side of the arguement:
    There should be an age limit:
    and they have a whole future to explore. Another reason could be when an old person goes up to space. This can be an issue because they could lose their memory and press a button they were not supposed to click and they could go on the loose around the moon and never come back. Like you have said genious_chocolate, their body could get affected like when they have sent the twin brother Scott Kelly and his body changed a lot. Some of these side affects from space for a year could stay forever but some could have warn off.

    After that my final answer is that we should have a space limit for all of these reasons and many more!
    Thank you for reading!
    -talented_cookie

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School productive_hen | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    04 Dec 2019

    i looked both ways of this
    yes: because this is a one and only chance in a life time your kids can experience new things and know more about space you can have your own very family time up in space people dont get this chance so i think there shouldnt

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School smart_fern | Lyons Hall Primary School D
    04 Dec 2019

    no because if we destroy the planet we will have to leave and go to a different planet

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School wonderful_language | Lyons Hall Primary School D
    04 Dec 2019

    I disagree with you compassionate_seal i think you should be 16 and over because if your teenager you can go up to space and it will help them if learn or if there what to be space tourism you will know the safety rules so you .

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  • Graveney-logo-250x250.jpg intuitive_power | Graveney School
    04 Dec 2019

    I totally agree with you, genius_chocolate.
    There should be, without a doubt an age limit on space. True, it would be cool, but they may not be able to handle the pressure as adults need to exercise for a minimum of 2 hours a day because their muscles would waste away due to not having to use them.
    Also, education. Space travel costs millions, and surely NASA or whatever the space agency is would want to make the millions worth it right? My guess is that they would keep them up there for more than a month, and that would take quite a big toll on their education. (The ISS missions last six months) and the child would probably experience homesickness, space sickness, and when they come back down their muscles may not work as even astronauts who, as I have said, exercise for over 2 hours a day, experience extreme difficulty walk.

    That is my opinion, thanks for reading!
    -intuitive_power

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      intuitive_power's comment 04 Dec 2019

      Would being on the ISS be an educational experience far beyond what is ever achievable in schools?

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  • Graveney-logo-250x250.jpg beloved_chocolate | Graveney School
    04 Dec 2019

    I think that there should be an age limit because, at the moment, it is very expensive to send somebody up to space, which, in my opinion, means we should send people who would be useful for research and developments, rather than people who are going for recreational purposes. There is an argument that if they pay the expenses of the space travel, they should be able to go, but they would still take up space and supplies for people on satellites such as the International Space Station, which could be given to scientists and people who are making developments and progress there. For this reason, I think that children should not be allowed to go to space, as well as because they would need supervision and more upkeep than the average adult, so could cause more trouble than one. Also, they could be too young to learn a lot of the skills needed to survive in space, even if they are being looked after, and could cause themselves and others harm by their lack of knowledge; they could do something that could cause a problem for themselves of the station.

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School unbiased_honeyberry | Lyons Hall Primary School D
    05 Dec 2019

    I think there should be an age limit because it is very expensive to send 1-4 people up to space so if we started making space a holiday then it would cost us a lot of money, even if they only stayed in space for a little bit and if disabled people wanted to go in space they might not be able because they might have a condition or something so it would be unfair for them because that might of been there dream.

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School proactive_leaves | Lyons Hall Primary School D
    05 Dec 2019

    There should be a age limit because if a little kid goes up to space they could might get lost if they open the rocket door or something. The age limit should be eighteen, if a three year old went in space they still have a life ahead of them still.

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School loyal_turtle | Lyons Hall Primary School D
    05 Dec 2019

    i think there should be because it is costing way way way to much money to send people up there it costs millions and even more than ,millions and if you were to send any one up there you send a baby up there unless your an complete idiot not being mean but why wood you send a baby up there anyway

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School allowing_frog | Lyons Hall Primary School D
    05 Dec 2019

    I hear you and another reason that babies should not on a rocket is because if one starts to cry, then it starts a chain reaction

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School intrepid_hurricane | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    05 Dec 2019

    On the one hand, I think that there should be an age limit on who can go up to space because when I use my scepticism, I realise that if a child under the age of 6 went up, they might not be able to last that long in a cramped rocket and the might struggle with the conditions of going up.

    On the other hand, I think that there should not be an age limit on who can go up to space because in the future they might take this experience and use it for deeper knowledge of space and space travel if they want to be a astronaut or a scientist who studies the science behind space.

    In conclusion, I believe that there should be and age limit on who can go up to space for the reasons I said above

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      intrepid_hurricane's comment 06 Dec 2019

      A good show open-mindedness, intrepid_hurricane. Why did you think one side was stronger than the other?

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      1. Lyons Hall Primary School intrepid_hurricane | Lyons Hall Primary School B
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 06 Dec 2019

        Thank you very much Tom, I really appreciate it! 👍

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    2. Lyons Hall Primary School intrepid_hurricane | Lyons Hall Primary School B
      intrepid_hurricane's comment 07 Dec 2019

      My recommend age limit is 18 and above for safety reasons.

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School sensitive_introduction | Lyons Hall Primary School A
    05 Dec 2019

    Despite having an experience of a lifetime, there are still some downfalls... I believe there should be an age limit for going up into space. I feel that children at a young age may not understand and appreciate the rules and safety guidelines when going up into space and could endanger themselves and the other people onboard the rocket. Also scientists have stated that going up into space could severely risk their health and live in the future, especially at a young age. I also believe there should be a rule that people who have had an illness within the past year should also not be allowed to board a rocket, just in case of any further medical complications. Another dilemma that may postpone your journey up into space is elderly people going in a rocket. Whilst it would be delightful to have the opportunity to go into space, it also may cause life threatening illnesses and physical issues such as
    their muscles becoming extremely stiff when coming back from space.

    My recommended age limit would be around 15 - 50.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      sensitive_introduction's comment 06 Dec 2019

      Maturely explained, sensitive_introduction.

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  • Hammond School logo excellent_brain | Hammond Junior School B
    06 Dec 2019

    I believe that in many ways this is correct it may be harmful to children and they may be hurt under the pressure of going up to space not only this but what if the mission was unsuccessful it would cause maybe riots at company's for killing a young child there's lots that could go wrong and no body wants a poor innocent child to be killed. Also as a child there is lots about space you dont know (both scientificly and phisicly I mean this by not even the person who knows the most about space knows everything) even adults would go into shell shock after being in the war, it would ruin a child's childhood there's a reason why children go star gazing to imagine about space and all those stars it would take away part of that/it would take away that. I believe genius_chocolate is correct there should be a age limit of about 18 as your classified as a adult who has been through school and learnt lots about space

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      excellent_brain's comment 06 Dec 2019

      Some original ideas here, excellent_brain, these reasons bring new thoughts to this discussion!

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School happy_fact | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    06 Dec 2019

    On the one hand I think that there should be age limit to go to space, because if a kid goes into space and get hurt it would be a problem. Also kids don’t know a lot about space, so if they got sent up to space and saw lots of cool things they not not understand how cool it actually is!


    On the other hand, there should not be a age limit on going up to space because if the age limit because if the limit is for example 12 and you got to the age of 11 then got a sudden death, you would loose your dream!



    In conclusion, after using open mindedness and scepticism I believe that there should not be an age limit for going to space because of the reasons I stated above.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      happy_fact's comment 06 Dec 2019

      Superb reasoning and open-mindedness, happy_fact!

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  • Phoenix-logo-250x250.jpg loyal_music | Phoenix Primary School
    06 Dec 2019

    Yes becouse it could be very dangerous and difficult,the impact might be too strong also it would take years of training and theres many diffrent steps (stages)

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School intrepid_hurricane | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    06 Dec 2019

    I can see what you are saying happy_fact, but I think that there should be an age limit on who can go up to space because when I use my 4 skills -scepticism, open mindedness, speaking up and reasoning- I can see that my point is valid. Let me show you. If a child (2 or 3 for example ) goes up to space, they could run around, pressing buttons and touching things that are not ment to be touched. I agree with the other hand of your argument where you say that a young child could get hurt and they wouldn't know about all of the things they saw!

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School convivial_shark | Lyons Hall Primary School C
    08 Dec 2019

    Yes
    I think yes because if there was not a age limit then chilldren will go of to space. Also if they were going to go to space then they might crash from the rocket and not have the proper equipment. Therefore they would not survive. Also they would pay a lot of money to go and they would be paying a load of money for nothing. However it could also mean that if we did not have a age limit then it would happen to anyone.

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School active_swan | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    09 Dec 2019

    I don’t think there should be an age limit, but if you are under 18 you should have an adult with you at all times in case you get hurt or you could not know what to do in a emergency

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School candid_cliff | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    09 Dec 2019

    I think that there should be an age limit to go to space, because if we send out children to. Space then it might effect there heath . You might be thinking we have sent adults int9 space and they have just grew or shrunken. Children may not be able to cope with a whole different universe. It will be an disaster if children flew to space and then died, the company would probably be sewed . One the other hand if we do send children out to space they could use there knowledge and find out things that could help the future.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      candid_cliff's comment 09 Dec 2019

      A range of possible consequences here, candid_cliff. You say a space company might be sued - do you think a fear of legal action will stop any company ever allowing children into space?

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School invigorated_potato | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    09 Dec 2019

    Should there be an age limit to go into space?
    On the one hand lots of people think that there should be because if a little one goes up into space and there is an emergency they won’t know what to do.

    Whereas other people think that there shouldn’t be an age limit because it is quite obvious that nobody will go up there alone just in case something goes wrong.

    In conclusion having looked at the evidence I believe that there should not be an age limit because if it wasn’t safe then nobody would be allowed up there.

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School invigorated_potato | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    09 Dec 2019

    Why is this an issue now anyway? This will not happen until around 20 or 30 years so how is it a problem?

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School productive_hen | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    09 Dec 2019

    I have looked at both sides of this decision

    Yes because I think there should be an age limit because a toddler can just wonder around up in space and do anything. There is a 70% chance of a child getting ill. You could possibly die in space you won’t know what can happen to your child

    No because I think there shouldn’t be an age limit because you can just have your own time up in space. You can be educated and have your own experience in space. You could have your dream in space your dream can become true it could be amazing.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      productive_hen's comment 09 Dec 2019

      70% chance - where did you get this statistic from?

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School clever_coconut | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    09 Dec 2019

    I believe that there should be an age limit on going up into space because some people could have a condition that might worsen. Little kids could potentially get a illness that will stay with them forever.
    On the other hand I believe that there shouldn’t be an age limit because it is an experience for kids and everybody else who want to learn about space and want to find out what it is like to be up there.

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School caring_tiger | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    09 Dec 2019

    Yes:
    If young children, for example 2 year olds, they would be scared and would not know what’s going on, they might run around the place at dangerous times, scream a lot and annoy other people. Also, people/assistants on the space craft would probably not know much about the child’s health and the child might die.

    No:
    Young children would probably want to learn and experience space so they might want to be a astronaut when they grow up.

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School clever_ocean | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    09 Dec 2019

    This was a tough question!

    First of all, I think that we should have an age limit. I think this because if we send an infant/toddler e.t.c. into space, they would most likely stay there for to long and possibly die. There is also a 99% chance of space sickness. Also, to add to all these reasons, they don’t have the faintest little clue about space which could possibly cause danger.

    However, I also think that there shouldn't be an age limit. I think this because 45% children in Europe want to go to space. It’s their dream! It’s on their bucket list! They want it to be their future!

    In conclusion, I think that there should be an age limit because we would be taking a major risk for children. You can just imagine how nervous parents would be for their children!

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      clever_ocean's comment 09 Dec 2019

      Can you tell us where you got this percentages from?

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School victorious_bat | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    09 Dec 2019

    I think that there should be a age limit for people to travel to space, for the following reasons. : If a really young child is on the moon and a adult is not keeping an eye on their child the child might just start running all over the moon until they are out of parent super vision.
    Because there is no gravity the child or children might get a bit Carried away and start bouncing until again they are out of parental super vision.
    So in my opinion I believe that we should not allow people under the age of 21. This is what I think mainly for safety reasons. Because no-one would ever want to lose a child in space, nor outside of space. Even though we could put trackers inside of every single space suit that would most certainly cost a fortune depending on how many people travel to space. I have looked at both sides and I do believe that we should have a age limit.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      victorious_bat's comment 09 Dec 2019

      Some good reasons - I would say the later one about losing a child is your strongest, as do you think children would be allowed to 'run all over the moon'?

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      1. Lyons Hall Primary School victorious_bat | Lyons Hall Primary School B
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 09 Dec 2019

        Actually no but sometimes anyone could forget things.

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School thankful_bird | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    09 Dec 2019

    I think that there should be an age limit because some elderly people could get surprised . with tickets and that could affect their Heath and metal heath . if you send kids up to space that could affect their Heath for the rest of their life so I think you have to. Be over 13 and under 65 to go to space .

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  • Hammond School logo spirited_pear | Hammond Junior School A
    09 Dec 2019

    Yes there should be because if you send a 5 year old up into space it won't be that safe but that says the same thing for 60+ so I think the age limit should be 18-59.you can not send someone up who has a medical issue such as Asthma heart problems and stuff like that.

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  • Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg fascinating_wasp | Noel Park Primary School
    09 Dec 2019

    I think there should definitely be an age limit. A child can be very misbehaved and sometimes doesn't understand the importance of a troubling situation. To be honest, it could possibly effect their own health, both mental and physical, imagine a child in a space rocket, with the joy of no gravity, they would go absolutely bonkers! There is also the danger of a child not knowing a medical issue and in reality, a child could die. What are the crew going to do with a child's dead body? The smell of the body rotting could even harm the crew as in space, we don't know what is going to happen. Visualize a child's dead body in a space rocket as it is landing, what if the child's body is lost if something bad happens? The parents would be devastated.

    Personally, I believe there should be an age limit of 25 because that's when our brains our fully developed and a child , teen and adult's brain works differently. However, I would also like to point out the fact that many people have used a toddler as an example. In reality, which person is going to send a toddler into space?! There are many legal processes of living in space and obviously people would speak up about it.

    Thanks!

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      fascinating_wasp's comment 10 Dec 2019

      Great reasoning. I can see you have shown empathy in your examples.

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  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg perceptive_queen | Birchwood C of E Primary School
    10 Dec 2019

    I think there should be a age limit because maybe space affects children's health so I think that age limit should be between 13 to 59 because the elder might be affected aswell .

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School placid_earth | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    10 Dec 2019

    This has put my mind into a lot of thought
    NO!
    We should put an age limit on space travel because if a child is new into this world or is very fragile then they can be killed by the pressure, or could potentially be vey badly damaged.
    YES!
    I think anyone should be able to have freedom in this time of day they should be able to flee of the planet and explore everyone should have a opportunity!!!! 😁

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School reliable_raspberry | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    10 Dec 2019

    Hi burnet news club

    No their should not be an age limit for you to go to space because verging have put ticket out so family’s or anyone can go to space , and so if we send children or anyone up so we can learn more for the future.

    Yes there should be an age limit because there mite be a strong condition up in space that children could get.

    But in conclusion I think we should go up to space so we will know more for the future so therefore I think there should not be an age limit

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School amusing_river | Lyons Hall Primary School A
    10 Dec 2019

    I think there should be an age limit on going to space because little kids could get seriously injured and something in space could mess with their mind and then the whole opportunity to go to space will be band. So I personally think putting a kids life in danger just so they can go to space is not the best idea to in danger a kids life so they can experience life outside the safe zone (their home and family).

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School enigmatic_ocean | Lyons Hall Primary School C
    10 Dec 2019

    I think there should be an age limit on who can go up to space because children can do stupid things sometimes and also if there is something wrong with the rocket then that is the futures lives we're wasting on something that was probably invented for adults

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School effervescent_otter | Lyons Hall Primary School C
    10 Dec 2019

    I personally feel children should not go to space:

    Children should NOT go to space
    they would not have as much awareness as an adult and might press the wrong button as stated.
    In emergency adults might know how to resolve this and they would not
    they wont understand what is happening
    in a bad event we could destroy a young childs life
    might get upset because missing friend or relative and distract the other astronaut



    Children SHOULD go to space

    new point of views in space
    new educational facts for them to tell classmates
    would save money as they need a smaller space suit

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School prodigious_eagle | Lyons Hall Primary School C
    10 Dec 2019

    I think there should be an age limit probably 20-59 because it could effect elderly and kids we should also not send people with medical problembs because it could effect breathing or heart stopping. It is a good point to mention age because I am sceptical about it. What would happen if we sent up kids? I don't want to find out but what I do want to find out is what will happen to animals in space?

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School kind_dinosaur | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    10 Dec 2019

    If a debate on this went on tv and children aren't allowed 4 year olds might be sad.
    On the one hand, if a 5 year old goes into the control room and presses a button which stopes the fuel on a rocket for example. This is one of the main reasons. If nasa trained a 6 year old to fly a rocket and they do a good job in a simulation nasa might send them on a mission to mars. However if there is more buttons in the real rocket the child might wonder what it is and then presses it and then blows up the rocket.

    On the other hand, A child's dream could come true if they were sent on a mission! they could also fit though little holes in craters on the moon to see what they can find.

    In conclusion I. think there should be a age limit around 20-55 because of safety reason I put.

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  • White Hall Academy enlightened_panther | White Hall Academy C
    10 Dec 2019

    I think that only people 18 or over should go but under 60 since people who are going over 60 would have less flexibility and would start to grow weak and they won’t be able to maintain all of the equipment. Plus older people/younger people have different dietary requirements than someone in the prime of their life as their body is healthier.

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  • Hammond School logo charming_studio | Hammond Junior School B
    11 Dec 2019

    Wow this is a very good question it has made me think but I wil show why in a second :

    I think there should be an age limit because young adults could be risking their life's far to early due to low oxygen and no communication with others . This could also be bad for the friends and family of the astronauts because they have no way of knowing wether they are safe or not and their loved ones can die without them even knowing

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  • Hammond School logo exuberant_orangutan | Hammond Junior School C
    11 Dec 2019

    I have a mixed opinion because have limit or no limit there will be consequences.

    If there is a limit, then a child's dream will be to go to space when they are old enough, also this will lead to lots and lots of people going to space, because of the point I stated before. This will cost NASA lots of money and then they might not be able to send people up to space. If NASA spends all their money on giving people holidays in space when they are old enough then they will not be able to actually send explorers up to space to learn more.

    Also, if there is not an age limit then children could go to space whenever they want. This is not a good thing for 2 reasons. Number 1: Being on space is scientifically proven to effect your health and , as it states in the Children's Rights, children should be prevented from any activites that stops then from growing up in a healthy and happy way. Number 2: Adults can't afford to send their children up to space and the money they spend should be spent on more important things for their children. Like clothes and food, not a space trip that will do no good for their child, just effect their health.

    As a conclusion, ( for me ) there should be a age limit because if there is not, I'm really worried about the consequences.

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  • Hammond School logo focused_blackberry | Hammond Junior School C
    14 Dec 2019

    I agree that there should be an age limit on who can go into space because a lot of children can be immature or they can cause mischief, so they might do something to affect the travel to space or affect the rocket.

    Also, a lot of children’s dreams are to become an astronaut when they are older, so if they could go to space when they are a lot younger, it would sort of ruin the point of that dream or make a child want to go to space constantly, and that would make them (probably) cause more mischief to get their way.

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