There many ways to become famous and successfull person. One of them is to become an astronaut. In USSR every young man wanted to become an astronaut, because it was very popular. Although each flight into outer space could be the last for an astronaut, Soviet scientists just like a soviet regime didn't pay attention to this problem. Personally, I think that it's not bad at all, because some people were just made to be put in danger. Some people aren't capable to live normal life and make progress, so why not to use them as consumable material?
Being an astronaut is very cool, because you can see Earth from distance and realize how small and worthless other people are. If I was an astronaut I would like to take a dump. It seems that floating hocky can be a very funny toy. I wonder if astronauts do not eat this ambrosia at lunch.