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146. Ohio, The Astronaut Machine

15 Jun

Astronauts are a rare thing, you know some people I bet. the chances are that an astronaut is not one of them. It’s nothing to be ashamed of, honest. However if you want to seek out an American astronaut there is one place which has produced more than its fair share of astronauts – Ohio.

The Wright Brothers, forefathers of Aviation were from Ohio, in case you don’t know they produced the world’s first plane. Afterwards was space, the first man in orbit was dangerously under qualified and called John. John Glenn if you want to be specific: he too was from Ohio.

Then came the Moon, the first man on the moon was Neil Armstrong, obviously. Not so obvious – Neil Armstrong is also from Ohio. That is no small coincidence. Then comes the flood. Including Neil Armstrong, 24 Astronauts have come solely from Ohio. when it comes to producing space farers it is in a world of its own. That is around 7% of all American astronauts to have ever travelled beyond their earthly bonds.

This fact is the source of some teasing of Ohio.Ohio is so terrible, people claim, that not only do Ohioans leave the state itself, they have to leave the whole planet! Whether there is any truth in that I know not. Still, 24 astronauts… there might be something to it.

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Posted by on June 15, 2011 in Trivia

 

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6 responses to “146. Ohio, The Astronaut Machine

  1. Anonymous

    December 18, 2015 at 19:08

    Im from Ohio and left for many, many years.
    I came back home in 2010 after 12 years abroad. I will never leave here again. Its so easy. And cheap. You can have the big cities and pollution. Been there, done that, from New York to London to Atgens. There’s no place like home.

     
  2. Anonymous

    April 14, 2015 at 13:09

    I hate ohio no wounder we try to get the fuck of the planet

     
  3. Anonymous

    July 22, 2013 at 03:39

    I love Ohio..never want to leave if I can’t come back

     
  4. Katie O

    September 13, 2012 at 15:15

    What is it about Ohio that makes people want to leave Earth?

     

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