Tuesday 17 May 2016

Communication - Life At Sea vs Life In Space.

As I sat on the beach on the weekend watching my two beautiful boys play together on the sand before having a little splash in the sea, I found myself watching the large ships on the sea's horizon and thinking what I would be like to stuck working on one of those ships for weeks upon weeks.

Having always felt an affinity to the wonderous and expansive ocean, always feeling content and at 'home' when spending time at the seaside, I love watching documentaries and reality television shows about the sea. When watching the ship's crew on loved shows such as 'The Deadliest Catch' stuck at sea working for weeks on end I often think how hard it must be to be away from loved ones.

As someone who loves keeping in touch with loved ones and relies on the high tech world we live in using my laptop and smartphone on a daily basis to keep in contact with friends and family miles away, I often wonder how would I manage if I was part of a ship's crew.

Thanks to the clever people at GNS Worldwide I no longer have to wonder how easy or hard it would be to stay in touch with loved ones if I was part of a ship's crew. In a fascinating infographic they show how communication is for sailors, comparing and looking at the communication of those who spend their Life At Sea to Life In Space.

If you want to know who can communicate easier sailors or astronauts then take a look at the infographic below - 

Looks like if I want to stay in touch wwith loved ones I should ditch dreams of heading on the high tides and choose a space mission instead – thankfully space with all its wonders is pretty awesome too! Now what do I need to do to become an astronaut?

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