rightsaidfred, you sound incredibly ignorant. I know many people in the air force, and while it is possible to get called to war, they spend a lot of their time on less dangerous deployments to Europe or the US. RMC is a GREAT option if you can't afford your education. Yes you have to give a few years of service afterwards, but you get your university paid for and then you're guaranteed a job afterwards. Plus if you want to be an astronaut and are male, you should probably go to RMC and learn how to fly a plane and be an engineer.
1. I speak from experience or because I talk to people who have experience.
2. My arguments are all sound and logical. Joining the army is a death wish. Just because not everybody does dangerous missions does not change the fact that when you join the army, you are putting your life on the line if necessary. I don't see what's so hard to understand here. You have to sign a contract saying this.
3. "A few years" is 2 years of service for every 1 year of school paid.
4. There are no more astronauts. Canada has no space industry, and NASA's entire shuttle fleet has been retired. Obama also cut NASA's funding. If you want to be an astronaut, your best bet is to build a time machine and travel back in time to 1969.
1. What makes your people any more correct than the people anyone else talks to? And even if they are, does that mean that their opinions are correct for every single person in the army?
2. Agreeing to potentially put your life on the line is NOT the same as having a death wish. Again, you're generalising what you've heard from a few people to apply to the entire army, which is ridiculous.
4. There are still astronauts. Through NASA, through other space agencies, and now private companies. On this one you're just wrong.