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2021-03-01 2:34:12 PM  
22 votes:
I don't believe that for a minute.
 
2021-03-01 2:39:17 PM  
8 votes:
Yeah. Never gonna happen.
 
2021-03-01 2:39:53 PM  
7 votes:
Dont forget to mention that the taxpayer will pay most of the costs and the company stock owners will be taking most of the profits.
 
2021-03-01 2:42:54 PM  
5 votes:
Guaranteed to be a complete boondoggle, and in the end, everybody will be asking where all the money went?
 
2021-03-01 3:16:40 PM  
4 votes:
You could put up a station with 3-4 inflatable modules from Bigelow, but that ain't gonna hold 100 people.
 
2021-03-02 12:41:25 AM  
3 votes:

KarmicDisaster: I want to do it in zero G, not under artificial gravity. The whole point is to experience weightlessness, otherwise I might as well take a cruise and hang out near the pool.


Weightlessness is hard on the body. Almost immediately your head begins to swell with blood and you feel like it's going to pop, and as a result you develop acute headaches, you lose your sense of taste and smell, food isn't digested properly and there's no gravity to assist it when it comes out, you eventually develop cataracts and varicose veins, and ultimately your muscles and bones soften and decalcify.

It's a fun thing to do for a few minutes (couple hours tops), but you wouldn't want to live in that environment for any extended period of time. Astronauts go through extensive training and they have a vigorous workout regimen to keep themselves fit during long term space missions, and when they come back they can barely walk.

Your body evolved in a gravity well and it needs at least some semblance of downward pressure on it to continue functioning properly.
 
2021-03-01 4:10:37 PM  
3 votes:
Cinemas? For what? Some numbskull dullard is going to pay big bucks to go to space then get bored and want to watch xman comic shiat?
 
2021-03-01 4:11:37 PM  
2 votes:

duckpoopy: Cinemas? For what? Some numbskull dullard is going to pay big bucks to go to space then get bored and want to watch xman comic shiat?


Watching an IMAX film like "To Fly" in zero-G would be even more vertigo-inducing than it would be on earth.
 
2021-03-01 3:51:32 PM  
2 votes:
In fact, at that size, you could go up to 0.5G and it would be quite comfortable, at a mere 1.5 rotations per minute.
 
2021-03-01 3:49:49 PM  
2 votes:

Sail The Wide Accountancy: Laughable launch date of 2027 aside, I would like to point out that all of these pictures show stunning views of the earth. Wouldn't those views make you very dizzy considering the rotation of the space station?


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Nah... Going by the first picture and assuming that's supposed to be SpaceX's Starship, it's 50m tall, so the ring looks approximately 200m in diameter. They talk about having lunar-equivalent acceleration, or 1.62m/s^2. Plug those numbers in here, and you get 0.86 rotations per minute. I think most people could ride that without being the slightest bit dizzy.
 
2021-03-01 3:21:45 PM  
2 votes:
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2021-03-01 3:17:24 PM  
2 votes:
It's Daily Mail. Now I know the atmosphere is a lie and Terra is just encased in a sphere with holes poked in it so we believe in stars.
 
2021-03-01 2:34:36 PM  
2 votes:
Do I get to have a bush baby for my birthday?
 
2021-03-02 12:14:18 AM  
1 vote:
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And you just know that if you do manage to get up there, Kanye will be there talking about himself nonstop the whole time you're up there. Also the trip up and the voyage home.
 
2021-03-01 9:09:50 PM  
1 vote:
I want to do it in zero G, not under artificial gravity. The whole point is to experience weightlessness, otherwise I might as well take a cruise and hang out near the pool.
 
2021-03-01 7:22:11 PM  
1 vote:

dittybopper: FrancoFile: You could put up a station with 3-4 inflatable modules from Bigelow, but that ain't gonna hold 100 people.

I bet I could make 'em fit.


Black module of Calcutta?

The real story is the stuff of nightmares.
 
2021-03-01 7:00:43 PM  
1 vote:

FrancoFile: duckpoopy: Cinemas? For what? Some numbskull dullard is going to pay big bucks to go to space then get bored and want to watch xman comic shiat?

Watching an IMAX film like "To Fly" in zero-G would be even more vertigo-inducing than it would be on earth.


You owe me a new keyboard because I barfed all over mine just thinking about that.
 
2021-03-01 6:13:32 PM  
1 vote:

Theaetetus: Sail The Wide Accountancy: Laughable launch date of 2027 aside, I would like to point out that all of these pictures show stunning views of the earth. Wouldn't those views make you very dizzy considering the rotation of the space station?

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Nah... Going by the first picture and assuming that's supposed to be SpaceX's Starship, it's 50m tall, so the ring looks approximately 200m in diameter. They talk about having lunar-equivalent acceleration, or 1.62m/s^2. Plug those numbers in here, and you get 0.86 rotations per minute. I think most people could ride that without being the slightest bit dizzy.


That's still pushing it, as far as I'm concerned.  But it's way better than zero-G.
 
2021-03-01 5:28:50 PM  
1 vote:
Considering how many people are rich enough to afford this, and how many of those are crazy enough to shell out for a ticket to space, they're seriously overestimating their capacity level.
 
2021-03-01 4:04:13 PM  
1 vote:
I want one.
 
2021-03-01 3:49:39 PM  
1 vote:

aungen: This has to stop.  If you're not going there to live there, you're just a tourist, and you should feel bad about your behavior.  Next thing you know there will be trophy hunters chasing big asteroids through the solar system, posing for pictures once captured, then tearing them to shreds for the delicious elements they contain.  They don't care that little Timmy the asteroid needed that gravity well.


"Won't anybody think of the satellites?"
 
2021-03-01 3:27:32 PM  
1 vote:
Laughable launch date of 2027 aside, I would like to point out that all of these pictures show stunning views of the earth. Wouldn't those views make you very dizzy considering the rotation of the space station?
 
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