Before we decided that sending robots to space was safer and more cost effective than sending humans, every kid wanted to be an astronaut. If you're parents were cool, they'd buy you the Space Trainer to help you realize your dream of intergalactic travel.
Imagine getting the Space Trainer as a present. By the time you were old enough to become an astronaut, nothing could make you puke. Plus, while the other astronauts were losing their shit when the rocket starts tumbling out of control, you'd be cool as a cucumber and save the day. [Phil Are Go! via BongBoing]