I am sixteen years old, athletic and very willing to learn to be an astronaut. The only problem is that I am two metres tall. While being tall is great in life, from what I have learned it isn't quite as great in a Soyuz capsule. Do you think I will ever have a chance to go to space? Or am I doomed to remain on Earth for the rest of my days?

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    $\begingroup$ Related: space.stackexchange.com/questions/19963/…. Unfortunately NASA says no, you're 7 cm too tall. $\endgroup$ Oct 17, 2019 at 23:00
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    $\begingroup$ Who knows. Maybe the requirements to be an astronaut changes as time goes on. $\endgroup$
    – Star Man
    Oct 18, 2019 at 0:11
  • $\begingroup$ @Rob I'm not sure it's a duplicate, since answers there only seem to apply to NASA and ISS. Since the OP has most of a century left to live and things are changing quickly, I don't think those answers apply to this question, which is cast in future tense: "Do you think I will ever have a chance to go to space?" So I would say that this question should not be closed as duplicate. I might be closable for another reason though (e.g. primarily opinion-based). $\endgroup$
    – uhoh
    Oct 18, 2019 at 7:21
  • $\begingroup$ @Rob okay, that one might work for the OP, let's see... $\endgroup$
    – uhoh
    Oct 18, 2019 at 9:31
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    $\begingroup$ @Rob I believe that the definition of duplicate in Stack Exchange lies solely on whether the current question is answered on the other page, not how similar the questions are. If this question is not sufficiently answered there, then we don't mark it as duplicate. $\endgroup$
    – uhoh
    Oct 18, 2019 at 9:54


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