wildcardjack: Let's skip the logistics of being shipped like a armageddon warhead, and focus on comfort.[holykaw.alltop.com image 500x350]For $10k and half a day, would you rather be pampered with the sheiks, or spend about as much time to go on a violent roller coaster with a one in ten chance of blowing up?
AquaTatanka: I just don't see hypersonic personal Transit as a necessity. We're rapidly approaching an era in which you can virtually send yourself anywhere. I can maybe see moving Commodities in this manner for Freight transport but with the safety requirements a human needs I think many people would rather experience the world virtually in the future. I'm also taking into account the energy expenditure. Business travel isnt going to require travel in the coming decades.*crazy thoughts there*
max_pooper: Comic Book Guy: NOLAhd: How do you slow down from 16,700 miles per hour to safe landing speed?Legit question. I honestly have no idea and I'm curious.The atmosphere slows you down, and braking rockets take care of the rest.Yup, this is how the shuttle went from 17,000 mph to 215mph for landing.
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