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(Inverse)   "Musk claimed in a follow-up Instagram the cost per seat [for his passenger rockets] 'should be about the same as full fare economy in an aircraft.' Early calculations from experts suggest this is almost definitely bullshiat"   ( inverse.com) divider line
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2017-10-03 10:58:36 PM  
8 votes:

Sid_6.7: His numbers on that are probably off, but I do think it's sexy as hell that we live in a time where a private company has the prices to launch payloads into orbit posted on its website:

http://www.spacex.com/about/capabilities


They should have an "add to cart" button.
2017-10-03 10:25:43 PM  
7 votes:
super.

If I ever get a chance to fly in space some dick will be clipping his toe nails in the seat next to me.
2017-10-03 07:56:13 PM  
7 votes:
Well sure, if you don't count the $1.5 million for a carry-on.
2017-10-03 07:07:53 PM  
4 votes:
He meant the cost of the actual seat. The price to actually occupy one of those seats will be astronomical.
2017-10-03 10:54:44 PM  
3 votes:

rcain: With his Hyperloop and Rocket Transportation Initiatives Musk stands to totally transform transportation around the world -- he also stands to monopolize it. These initiatives should NOT be Private, they should be done in concert with Local and National Governments to ensure the the Public is able to access these systems affordably and not be preyed upon by a Monopoly or Business Cartel


Go away.
2017-10-03 06:20:47 PM  
3 votes:
I guess they think many people want to leave Detroit ASAP, even if it includes riding a one kiloton bomb to do so.
2017-10-03 10:30:38 PM  
2 votes:
Should be and will be are different things. Like how I should cut back on drinking  but I won't.
2017-10-03 08:57:43 PM  
2 votes:
Anagram of Elon Musk = Suk Lemon.
2017-10-03 08:15:20 PM  
2 votes:
His numbers on that are probably off, but I do think it's sexy as hell that we live in a time where a private company has the prices to launch payloads into orbit posted on its website:

http://www.spacex.com/about/capabilities
2017-10-03 06:28:09 PM  
2 votes:
With his Hyperloop and Rocket Transportation Initiatives Musk stands to totally transform transportation around the world -- he also stands to monopolize it. These initiatives should NOT be Private, they should be done in concert with Local and National Governments to ensure the the Public is able to access these systems affordably and not be preyed upon by a Monopoly or Business Cartel
2017-10-04 01:05:56 PM  
1 vote:

the_innkeeper: Fiddling with your numbers gives the F9 the original cost of $85000 cut down by a factor of 5500 (110 times more passengers * 50 times more flights (I picked 5000 as the mid-range plausible for your "1000s")) to a per-seat ticket price of $15 bucks, and change.

I think your passenger maninfest is too large.


Could well be, but I think that, again, I'm within an order of magnitude. Suffice to say that it could potentially be affordable by regular folk, rather than just the five richest kings of Europe.
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2017-10-03 10:35:45 PM  
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