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2018-09-13 08:37:08 PM  
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2018-09-13 08:49:32 PM  

Original: Original Tweet:

SpaceX: SpaceX has signed the world's first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard our BFR launch vehicle-an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of traveling to space. Find out who's flying and why on Monday, September 17. https://t.co/64z4rygYhk


Bill Murray
 
2018-09-13 08:54:58 PM  

felching pen: Original: Original Tweet:

SpaceX: SpaceX has signed the world's first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard our BFR launch vehicle-an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of traveling to space. Find out who's flying and why on Monday, September 17. https://t.co/64z4rygYhk


Bill Murray


Please, no one would ever believe them!
 
2018-09-13 09:02:51 PM  
Usain Bolt
 
2018-09-13 09:07:50 PM  
Azaleia Banks
 
2018-09-13 09:19:50 PM  
Tom Hanks could pull it off.
 
2018-09-13 09:22:07 PM  
Neil deGrasse Tyson.
 
2018-09-13 09:30:27 PM  
Send up a flat earther

/then push him out over the dark side of the moon
 
2018-09-13 09:36:11 PM  
Buzz Aldrin, he's always wanted to go back
 
2018-09-13 09:51:15 PM  
Joey Fatone?
 
2018-09-13 10:29:07 PM  

nekom: Tom Hanks could pull it off.


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2018-09-13 11:27:14 PM  

MOPAR BLUE: Usain Bolt


I've already heard rumors of "the fastest man in space"
 
2018-09-13 11:49:40 PM  
Alice
 
2018-09-13 11:58:27 PM  
Elon Musk. It will be his version of Sober October.
 
2018-09-14 12:09:06 AM  
Frank from accounting
 
2018-09-14 12:36:53 AM  

GardenWeasel: MOPAR BLUE: Usain Bolt

I've already heard rumors of "the fastest man in space"


Usain Bolt floats to victory in zero-gravity race
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2018-09-14 01:39:59 AM  
Brandon
 
2018-09-14 01:46:08 AM  
SPACE FORCE!!!!!
 
2018-09-14 01:51:30 AM  
James Cameron.
 
2018-09-14 01:52:57 AM  
William Shatner.
 
2018-09-14 01:55:59 AM  
Donald Trump. For some unknown reason, the spaceship is lost forever on the Dark Side of the Moon.
 
2018-09-14 01:58:17 AM  
Kevin Bacon?
 
2018-09-14 02:01:01 AM  
It's a two seater,  isn't it?  Their capsules are also highly automated.
So I'm thinking one has to be a prior space tourist and the other is James Cameron or Richard Branson.
 
2018-09-14 02:02:45 AM  
Don't give a fark who the passenger is right now, more interested in the new render of BFR.
 
2018-09-14 02:12:13 AM  
Well it's obviously going to be some very rich person. Not like some random Teacher is going to be able to afford the ride. Could be some crazy rich celebrity. Actually the odds it's a celebrity are pretty high. No ideas though, I don't have a list of celebrities that want to go to Space.
 
2018-09-14 02:12:50 AM  

whither_apophis: Send up a flat earther

/then push him out over the dark side of the moon


The "far side" isn't the "dark side", because earth is not the source of light.

Far side:
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Dark side:
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2018-09-14 02:22:08 AM  

OK So Amuse Me: Well it's obviously going to be some very rich person. Not like some random Teacher is going to be able to afford the ride.


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/It's so unfair rich people get all the luck!
 
2018-09-14 02:26:29 AM  
Frank Sinatra's corpse?
/Fly me to the moon
 
2018-09-14 02:52:34 AM  

way south: It's a two seater,  isn't it?  Their capsules are also highly automated.
So I'm thinking one has to be a prior space tourist and the other is James Cameron or Richard Branson.


Well, it only exists on paper at the moment, but eventually it's intended to be ~100 seater, give or take. My guess for this flight, should it actually occur, is small SpaceX crew, rich Japanese dude, and one or two friends / family members.

A much more informative link.
 
2018-09-14 02:54:06 AM  

Original: Original Tweet:


Sweet, SpaceXBros, hey, let me know if you need a handy list of assholes victims volunteers if you have any one way trips planned.
 
2018-09-14 02:55:15 AM  

Thong_of_Zardoz: Donald Trump. For some unknown reason, the spaceship is lost forever on the Dark Side of the Moon.


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/ too obscure?
 
2018-09-14 03:11:00 AM  

Rand Paul's Anus is Leaking: Thong_of_Zardoz: Donald Trump. For some unknown reason, the spaceship is lost forever on the Dark Side of the Moon.

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/ too obscure?


hehehehehehehehehehe

I'd say Michael Collins if he's up for it.
 
2018-09-14 03:32:04 AM  
You guessed it...

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2018-09-14 04:11:22 AM  
Bill Watterson
 
2018-09-14 04:17:47 AM  
Me
 
2018-09-14 04:43:59 AM  
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2018-09-14 04:46:29 AM  
Alice Kramden
 
2018-09-14 05:07:39 AM  
Is this how we get Buck Rogers?
 
2018-09-14 05:54:12 AM  
Richard Garriott.

Thong_of_Zardoz: Donald Trump. For some unknown reason, the spaceship is lost forever on the Dark Side of the Moon.


Brain Damage?
 
2018-09-14 05:57:56 AM  
A cow.
 
2018-09-14 06:02:01 AM  

Recoil Therapy: Alice Kramden


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2018-09-14 07:41:26 AM  
I'm not getting on that thing.
 
2018-09-14 07:44:11 AM  

Flt209er: way south: It's a two seater,  isn't it?  Their capsules are also highly automated.
So I'm thinking one has to be a prior space tourist and the other is James Cameron or Richard Branson.

Well, it only exists on paper at the moment, but eventually it's intended to be ~100 seater, give or take. My guess for this flight, should it actually occur, is small SpaceX crew, rich Japanese dude, and one or two friends / family members.

A much more informative link.


If this is a near term thing then they'll be using the bfr as a booster for the dragon 2 and a modified f9 upper stage. The bfs is a massive game changer, but as you say it's still on paper and probably won't be in testing for quite some time.  They'd want to do a dry run with a lunar return on a ship that large.
The same trip should be no issue for dragon 2 once it passes flight qualification.

The mention of Japan gives me a potential suspect.
Daisuke Enomoto. He paid for a flight on Soyuz but was denied at the minjte due to untreated kidney stones (they say, he says space adventures wanted more money. It then went to lawsuits). His was the seat sold to Ansari.
Assuming he's still in decent condition and has money, a flight to the moon would be sweet revenge for him.
 
2018-09-14 07:51:07 AM  

Naido: Recoil Therapy: Alice Kramden

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2018-09-14 09:14:15 AM  
Bono
 
2018-09-14 09:29:52 AM  

EvilElecBlanket: James Cameron.


That one would actually be nice if it happened.  He'd be able to make a good movie.  Though truth be known, if it was him, his wife (who is also a quality director) would probably get a ticket. So I suspect it is someone else.

Still the BFR has not been built, tested, or human rated so it   So this is promising something that might not actually happen.   When it comes to space, things don't go according to plan even more often then they do one Earth.  Plans very often are abandoned like SpaceX signing to send two people to loop around the Moon in a dragon capsule launched by a Falcon 9 Heavy in 2018.


I'm not saying SpaceX  won't do it -- they done a bang up job shaking up the launch industry -- but a few decades watching space programs says to be very skeptical of the biggest proposals.  Also add years to any promised schedule as space travel institutions in general tend promise things will happen years before they actually do.  And Musk himself has a history of ridiculously optimistic timetables that don't pan out.

Basically be both optimistic and skeptical.
 
2018-09-14 09:35:06 AM  
It's most likely Elon Musk.  How could a billionaire obsessed with space not jump at something like this?

But let's stick with the game and guess someone interesting.  How about... Barack Obama.

He's in great shape for his age, smart enough to handle a spacecraft with appropriate training, and let's face it, he would orate the hell out of the flight and keep everyone feeling awesome about it before, during, and after.  Plus the look on Trump's face  when he found out would be priceless,
 
2018-09-14 09:35:07 AM  
The passenger is paying millions for this trip. It's obviously DeCaprio.
 
2018-09-14 09:44:00 AM  

TheMysteriousStranger: EvilElecBlanket: James Cameron.

That one would actually be nice if it happened.  He'd be able to make a good movie.  Though truth be known, if it was him, his wife (who is also a quality director) would probably get a ticket. So I suspect it is someone else.


Correction: Ex-wife.  Though believe they are still friendly -- correct me if I'm wrong.  Still it would make quite a team.
 
2018-09-14 09:47:57 AM  
IM hoping its me... i figure I am a long shot but.. its a 1 in 7 billion shot so...
 
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