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(France 24)   Finally, someone deserving gets to ride on one of the billionaire space wieners   (france24.com) divider line
    More: Cool, Space tourism, Space exploration, Trailblazing woman aviator Wally Funk, oldest person, Jeff Bezos, New Shepard launch vehicle, western Texas, Richard Branson  
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2021-07-01 4:50:26 PM  
7 votes:
How an 82-year-old person could withstand the G-forces of liftoff is a mystery to me.
 
2021-07-01 5:35:54 PM  
5 votes:
Perfect. She's already lived a full life.
 
2021-07-01 4:45:43 PM  
3 votes:
She'll be the oldest person to go into space...that we know of.  There may have be someone older who was taken into space by aliens, and probeulated.
 
2021-07-01 4:59:24 PM  
3 votes:

Dodo David: How an 82-year-old person could withstand the G-forces of liftoff is a mystery to me.


Hot water, good dentishtry and shoft lavatory paper.
 
2021-07-01 5:21:38 PM  
3 votes:
I would have given it to her simply for the name Wally Funk.
 
2021-07-01 4:49:32 PM  
2 votes:
Gonna go out on a limb here, and say the first two NASA astronauts to ride the Crew Dragon were deserving. Pretty big cajones too.
 
2021-07-01 5:02:41 PM  
2 votes:

Dodo David: How an 82-year-old person could withstand the G-forces of liftoff is a mystery to me.


Why wouldn't they? 82yo doesn't necessarily mean frail. Also, a suborbital hop has a lot less energy involved than orbital insertion and subsequent deorbiting.
 
2021-07-01 5:08:25 PM  
2 votes:
Interesting choice for Bezos to join the 62 mile high club with. Wonder what he's going to do with the other 9.5 minutes
 
2021-07-01 6:20:51 PM  
2 votes:

GalFisk: Dodo David: How an 82-year-old person could withstand the G-forces of liftoff is a mystery to me.

Why wouldn't they? 82yo doesn't necessarily mean frail. Also, a suborbital hop has a lot less energy involved than orbital insertion and subsequent deorbiting.


I'm claiming Orbital Insertion as the name of my Butthole Surfers cover band.

/ also...I don't care how low energy an orbital insertion is, it still makes me tense up
// well, the thought of it does...
/// what's that rule on FARK as a personal erotica thingy again?
 
2021-07-01 8:07:43 PM  
2 votes:

Orallo: Bezos, the Bro, the rich dude and the cool broad are not going to space.

They're going pretty high, but not to space.

/Pet peeve of mine.


From TFA:
Taking off from a desert in western Texas, the New Shepard trip will last 10 minutes, four of which passengers will spend above the Karman line that marks the recognized boundary between Earth's atmosphere and space.
 
2021-07-02 1:42:28 AM  
2 votes:
All real astronauts have "The Right Stuff" as defined by the Mercury Astronauts.

She fully qualified as a Mercury Astronaut and was denied only because of her gender. She holds every flight certificate/license ever created. She earned this a long time ago. Far and away the most qualified person ever to go to space.
 
2021-07-01 4:38:28 PM  
1 vote:
Billionaire Space Wieners is the name of my King Missile cover band.
 
2021-07-01 5:17:28 PM  
1 vote:
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One day I'll name a child after her. Or my next dog.
 
2021-07-01 6:22:44 PM  
1 vote:

Spectrum: Perfect. She's already lived a full life.


Agree - chosen because her family is probably already wondering why she's still around 30-80% of the time, Bezos - meh, who really cares; the authorities from multiple countries are probably hot on his trail anyways, not to mention a bunch of ex-brick and mortar store owners.

/username checks out
 
2021-07-01 7:02:06 PM  
1 vote:
Bezos fakes his own death.
 
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