I have some conceptual questions regarding black holes: 1. According to Stephen Hawking black holes radiate or rather extract energy from the void to make it appear as if black holes radiate, hence black holes will eventually fade away as time goes on. Basically black holes theoretically have a finite lifetimes. 2. If an astronaut where to fall into a black hole and rush past the event horizon, according to all accounts I've heard on physics shows, he/she will fall for a while, be stretched out, and either be stetched out so much he/she will die, or will hit the singularity. I can see that one can be stretched out and die, but if the black hole has a finite lifetime, and according an observer outside the black hole it will take forever for you to hit the singularity, then how can you possibly hit the singularity if black holes have a finite lifetime. If an outside observer lived long enough he/she would see the black hole fade away before you hit the singularity. Hence when you get to the singularity it would no longer be there and you would most likely be caught in black hole explosion, or something else. Am I missing something??? Thanks In advance John G.