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2021-03-03 12:05:20 PM  
5 votes:
♫ And I said what about Breakfast at Milliway's
She said I think I've done 6 impossible Things  ♫
 
2021-03-03 3:59:25 PM  
3 votes:

fustanella: I'll wait until the next ark, thanks.


They aren't worth the wait. Trust me.
 
2021-03-03 10:27:03 AM  
2 votes:
Will still pay waitstaff less than minimum wage
 
2021-03-03 10:20:13 AM  
2 votes:
The Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster, made from human elements on Earth. Mostly Harmless.

Grab a beer glass and pack with ice (or don't, depending on how hard you want this to hit). 

One shot Blue Curacao
One shot citrus vodka
One dash of bitters
Fill the remainder of the glass with champagne. Lightly stir. 

It's stunningly delicious. And the equivalent of being hit in the back of the head with a blackjack.
 
2021-03-03 9:47:07 AM  
2 votes:

Carter Pewterschmidt: trying to dock one of those to a spinning space station would be utterly impossible.


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2021-03-03 9:35:00 AM  
2 votes:
Funny how they constantly show us how crowded it is on the ISS, yet somehow the rooms on this amazing space hotel will be larger than hotel rooms in London.

I guess private enterprise beats government bureaucracy after all, huh?

/This has been your daily dose of Bad Takes
 
2021-03-03 9:18:36 AM  
2 votes:
Why Milliways? I'm kind of hoping the end of the universe is a bit farther away than 2027
 
2021-03-03 11:12:33 AM  
1 vote:

Slide10000: Carter Pewterschmidt: markie_farkie: Carter Pewterschmidt: trying to dock one of those to a spinning space station would be utterly impossible.

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Docking in the middle, the zero gravity part, is easy. Well, as easy as anything in space can be. But the escape shuttles are shown docked on the outer rim. They're essentially hanging from a ceiling, at full gravity, while spinning around. Trying to dock in that position would require reversing up to the dock at full earth gravity while also spinning around.
Try this: Get a record player and glue a lego block at the outer edge or a LP record and set it playing at 33rpm. Then try to click another lego block onto it while it's revolving. That's still going to be a hundred times easier than docking on the outer rim of a spinning space station.

/And that image appears to be a Space 1999 Eagle docking onto the 2001 space station.

I think I read somewhere that it was going to be moon gravity not Earth.  But your points still stand.


Makes sense. Why holiday in space if you're going to be at normal earth gravity? You'd want to be able to leap around a bit. You'd need some gravity to be able to walk around and keep food on the table etc.
 
2021-03-03 10:47:43 AM  
1 vote:

MadHatter500: I'll take "Things that won't be built" for $400B Alex.


I for one find it entirely plausible that we'll get a playground in space for the rich far before anything actually useful to the other 99.9 percent of the human race like a space elevator.
 
2021-03-03 9:45:57 AM  
1 vote:
Seems familiar...
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2021-03-03 9:37:39 AM  
1 vote:

KarmicDisaster: Why does it need so many escape shuttles, is there a problem?


My thought too. That's 48 escape shuttles. That alone is billions of dollars worth. The amount of people on board wouldn't be that high, so maybe half a dozen slightly bigger escape shuttles would do.

And they can't be used for anything else because trying to dock one of those to a spinning space station would be utterly impossible.
You could have them dock in the centre, at zero gravity, and then slide down one of the arms to the escape position and 1g, but those drawings don't show that.
 
2021-03-03 9:16:51 AM  
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Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: I'm 100% convinced that a 400-guest space hotel will be put in orbit in a mere 6 years AND that it will be commercially viable. This doesn't sound like an investor-fleecing operation at all.


I'm just excited to stay in a space hotel for what will surely cost me 6 or 7 figures to get there, lord knows how much per night... So I can watch movies in their tiny space theater. A theater, what a perfect thing to waste a huge amount of space for such a trivial event that I can do it my phone or laptop or tablet.

You're right, an idea that blatantly stupid couldn't possibly be meant to fleece investors... It's too obviously stupid.

\Would love to hear about their supply chain and staffing plans... After all, these must be sorted of they can open in 6 years, right?
 
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