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(Discovery)   Do you want to go to space, but don't want to get all explodified in a rocket?   (news.discovery.com) divider line 23
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2013-10-22 01:42:59 PM
It happens to me sometimes when I don't eat tacos.
 
2013-10-22 01:44:07 PM
World View passengers will soar to an altitude of about 30 kilometers (about 100,000 feet) -- far short of SpaceShipTwo's intended 110-kilometer (68-mile) high peak. Inside the capsule there will be little sensation of microgravity. Rather, the whole point of the ride is the view.


For $75,000, I expect to get a ride in a Vomit Comet as well as the balloon ride.
 
2013-10-22 01:51:47 PM
Do you wanna climb the Mountain of Mars, but you're over the hill?
 
2013-10-22 01:53:31 PM
Balloon ... to the "edge of space" at 30 km? That's "stratosphere". Not space. Not even close to the edge.


www.srh.noaa.gov
 
2013-10-22 02:02:07 PM

fluffy2097: World View passengers will soar to an altitude of about 30 kilometers (about 100,000 feet) -- far short of SpaceShipTwo's intended 110-kilometer (68-mile) high peak. Inside the capsule there will be little sensation of microgravity. Rather, the whole point of the ride is the view.


For $75,000, I expect to get a ride in a Vomit Comet as well as the balloon ride.


Or three flights in a MiG. A fighter jet you can pilot. Three times.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sET5uQ4PfQI&feature=related
 
2013-10-22 02:10:33 PM
75K just to sight see... nah next.  If you let me jump from that height and parachute down, hecksya.
 
2013-10-22 02:10:40 PM
Seems more dangeros tbh... Spaceship two can glide back to earth.. If a balloon pops.. Well... So long..
 
2013-10-22 02:11:44 PM
I like their little capsule thing. That should make joining the 20 mile high club both easy and comfortable.
 
2013-10-22 02:16:18 PM
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Explodified? That ain't a real word - like blowed up!
 
2013-10-22 02:22:56 PM
Fark you Subby, 100 km (62 miles), or it isn't space. The reasons it requires rockets is because you need speed to get into space, lots and lots and lots of speed.
 
2013-10-22 02:24:01 PM

fluffy2097: World View passengers will soar to an altitude of about 30 kilometers (about 100,000 feet) -- far short of SpaceShipTwo's intended 110-kilometer (68-mile) high peak. Inside the capsule there will be little sensation of microgravity. Rather, the whole point of the ride is the view.


For $75,000, I expect to get a ride in a Vomit Comet as well as the balloon ride.


Infact there would be no sensation of microgravity. They aren't orbiting, and the gravity at 100,000 feet is I believe is around 9.7m/s^2 as opposed to the 9.8m/s^2 we feel at sea-level. As gravity is related to distance from the center of the earth. 3959 miles at sea level, and 3978 miles at 100,000 feet. (square of distance the two distances squared  are .95% difference multiplied by 9.8 gives 9.7, someone please check my math, this does agree with estimates I've read elsewhere)
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2013-10-22 02:47:46 PM
Now I feel the need to play kerbal for 5hrs straight
 
2013-10-22 03:22:15 PM

styckx: Now I feel the need to play kerbal for 5hrs straight


Woah, have they added Space Balloons?!
 
2013-10-22 03:27:34 PM

Grither: styckx: Now I feel the need to play kerbal for 5hrs straight

Woah, have they added Space Balloons?!


Not in the core game, but there is a plugin for it.
 
2013-10-22 03:31:33 PM

Grither: styckx: Now I feel the need to play kerbal for 5hrs straight

Woah, have they added Space Balloons?!


They've added SCIENCE (but no).
 
2013-10-22 03:33:46 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: fluffy2097: World View passengers will soar to an altitude of about 30 kilometers (about 100,000 feet) -- far short of SpaceShipTwo's intended 110-kilometer (68-mile) high peak. Inside the capsule there will be little sensation of microgravity. Rather, the whole point of the ride is the view.


For $75,000, I expect to get a ride in a Vomit Comet as well as the balloon ride.

Or three flights in a MiG. A fighter jet you can pilot. Three times.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sET5uQ4PfQI&feature=related


shiat, for $75,000, you can *BUY* a MiG.
 
2013-10-22 03:49:23 PM
No weightlessness. Ok view.
 
2013-10-22 05:05:09 PM
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Why don't we just warp there? What's the worst that could happen?
 
2013-10-22 05:23:32 PM

styckx: Now I feel the need to play kerbal for 5hrs straight


For that much money, you could buy 3000 copies of KSP!

Think of all the SCIENCE that can be done!
 
2013-10-22 06:14:14 PM

styckx: Now I feel the need to play kerbal for 5hrs straight


I just took a break and added FAR
 
2013-10-22 09:47:34 PM
I want to ride a submarine into space.
 
2013-10-22 11:24:37 PM

Kibbler: I want to ride a submarine into space.

www.phaidon.com

How about a galleon?
 
2013-10-22 11:58:32 PM

fawlty: Do you wanna climb the Mountain of Mars, but you're over the hill?


Thank you, I was worried I was the only one who had the same monologue play in my head.

/Rekall Rekall Rekaaaaaall
 
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