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(London Evening Standard)   Virgin Galactic will start offering space trips for $200,000. Or in NASA terms - one toilet seat   (standard.co.uk) divider line 25
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2013-02-20 03:19:19 AM  
Yeah, call me when they actually achieve real space flight and not just a glorified vomit-comet ride.
 
2013-02-20 05:40:19 AM  

Ghastly: Yeah, call me when they actually achieve real space flight and not just a glorified vomit-comet ride.


One step at a time, misery-guts.
 
2013-02-20 07:23:36 AM  
Well, in NASA's defense, I don't think a toilet you pick up at Home Depot is really what you want in a confined space with no gravity.
 
2013-02-20 07:28:13 AM  
I want to fly Virgin Galactic planetary. You know, planetary Virgin Galactic.
 
2013-02-20 07:52:06 AM  
Yeah, and by space, they mean "space".
 
2013-02-20 08:27:25 AM  

KarmicDisaster: Yeah, and by space, they mean "space".


Like getting in a ten foot dingy and sailing a hundred feet off the coast of Miami is "an ocean voyage". Technically you are in the Atlantic Ocean.....
 
2013-02-20 08:52:33 AM  
i.space.com
 
2013-02-20 08:58:41 AM  
This will really take off once they can take off in Europe and be in 3 am in 3 hours or less.

We are in the blimp phase of are travel agai with the Dreamliner, big slow planes.

Rich folks will want speed again soon enough.

/ yes I remember the concord
 
2013-02-20 08:59:34 AM  
Am = LA

Ftfm
 
2013-02-20 09:05:06 AM  

JolobinSmokin: This will really take off once they can take off in Europe and be in 3 am in 3 hours or less.

We are in the blimp phase of are travel agai with the Dreamliner, big slow planes.

Rich folks will want speed again soon enough.

/ yes I remember the concord


This doesn't do that. It only goes up a couple of hundred miles and then falls back down again.

/Not saying it wouldn't be a fun experience, or that you won't get some great views. But it isn't "space travel".
 
2013-02-20 09:13:15 AM  

Sybarite: I want to fly Virgin Galactic planetary. You know, planetary Virgin Galactic.


www.culturesnob.net
 
2013-02-20 11:47:06 AM  

Ghastly: Yeah, call me when they actually achieve real space flight and not just a glorified vomit-comet ride.


THIS

I would much rather spend $15K and fly in a MiG-29 in Russia at mach 2.

That said, I hope it's a hit because if enough people spend $200K on this, we might see more investment and eventually, we'll have orbital trips.
 
2013-02-20 12:25:04 PM  
Virgin Galactic will start offering space trips for $200,000. Or in NASA Pentagon terms - one toilet seat

FTFS. NASA works for dirt cheap next to the DoD.
 
2013-02-20 12:49:41 PM  
"space" should be in quotes there

Ishkur: Sybarite: I want to fly Virgin Galactic planetary. You know, planetary Virgin Galactic.

[www.culturesnob.net image 350x206]


these posts got me all nostalgic and made me watch that video
 
2013-02-20 01:14:40 PM  
Saw this creepy box of baby parts in Toronto. They're those "don't shake the baby" baby simulators they give highschool kids to show them looking after a baby sucks.

sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net
 
2013-02-20 01:15:26 PM  
DAMMIT! Wrong thread!
 
2013-02-20 01:19:30 PM  
110km above the Earth's surface

Soooo.... like a third of the distance to the space station.

That's just a really high-flying airplane. At $200k for a quick trip out I expect to be able to moon a cosmonaut during a fly-by.
 
2013-02-20 01:59:40 PM  
Can't wait until the Shat goes up!
 
2013-02-20 05:05:00 PM  
I'd totally do it if I had the money, sure it'd be greater to actually get to orbit but one step at a time. Now we wait to see if they can sustain a business in launching people into space.
 
2013-02-20 09:03:25 PM  

Ghastly: DAMMIT! Wrong thread!


...or is it?
 
2013-02-20 11:59:16 PM  

Ghastly: DAMMIT! Wrong thread!


In what possible thread does that make sense!?!?
 
2013-02-21 04:51:50 AM  
Meh, 90km short of an actual orbit.  The big money wouldn't be worth it for me until they can actually place you in a stable orbit.
 
2013-02-21 09:12:07 AM  

FuManchu7: Meh, 90km short of an actual orbit.  The big money wouldn't be worth it for me until they can actually place you in a stable orbit.


My thoughts exactly. Let me know when they can match what the Soviets did 52 years ago when they put Yuri Gagarin through a full orbit.
 
2013-02-21 10:22:48 AM  

Sybarite: I want to fly Virgin Galactic planetary. You know, planetary Virgin Galactic.


Do you want to fly to another dimension, another dimension?
 
2013-02-21 10:28:37 AM  

mechgreg: Sybarite: I want to fly Virgin Galactic planetary. You know, planetary Virgin Galactic.

Do you want to fly to another dimension, another dimension?


I want to engage in coitus with Scarlett Johansson, Scarlett Johansson.
 
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