If you could on;y send 9 people into space as representatives and survivors of the human race, what 9 trades / crafts / occupations would you send?

Here's mine:

- pilot
- botanist
- engineer
- medical
- biologist
- astrophysicist
- mechanic
- chemist
- Commander

What are yours?

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@actualsteerpike I might fail to answer properly so apologies for hijacking your message. This book by Neal Stephenson explains why I would suggest to have a geneticist and a roboticist.


@zeroed Ha. That was the original inspiration. And agreed. Totally forgot about those two. Thanks!

@phooky nice. I like your thinking. I assume that complete digital records of humanity are available in some stored format as well.

@actualsteerpike we all descend from middle managers, consultants, marketers, hairdressers, salespersons, show producers, telephone operators, insurance adjusters...

So one of each, to preserve hummanity, and a philosopher, to keep all entertained.

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