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01-04-2013, 05:35 PM #1
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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The price of a ticket was $200,000 in 2011, I wonder how much it will cost when they actually start the trips to space in December 2013.

01-04-2013, 05:39 PM #2
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Virgin Galactic has managed to reduce drastically the price of getting to space and over time will reduce it still further.

The starting price for flights is $200,000 with refundable deposits starting from $20,000.

http://www.virgingalactic.com/overview/space-tickets/

Well, they expect to keep reducing the price of tickets, do they? This is a wait and see thingie. 13.gif
01-04-2013, 05:42 PM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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I'm not going until I can stay at a space hotel. coffeetime.gif
01-04-2013, 05:55 PM #4
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This is unfortunately going to be another exclusive for the elite. sad2.gif

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01-04-2013, 06:07 PM #5
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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For sure, they would have to reduce the price drastically for the average middle-class? (will there be such a class in the future?) to afford it.
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01-04-2013, 09:10 PM #6
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Middle class & future are two obsolete terms.
01-04-2013, 09:30 PM #7
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Here is a simulation of a space flight tour that most of us won't be able to afford NOT in the future. I think they will need bumper pads on those space suits.

01-05-2013, 12:08 AM #8
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Astronauts go through years of training to endure spaceflight. I wonder if this will pick up the same nickname as NASA's Vomit Comet?

Quote:A reduced gravity aircraft is a type of fixed-wing aircraft that provides brief near-weightless environments for training astronauts, conducting research and making gravity-free movie shots.

Versions of such airplanes, officially nicknamed Weightless Wonders,[1] have been operated by the NASA Reduced Gravity Research Program.

The unofficial nickname "Vomit Comet" became popular among those who experienced their operation.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reduced_gravity_aircraft



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01-05-2013, 01:28 AM #9
Octo Mother Superior
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01-05-2013, 05:13 PM #10
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(01-04-2013, 05:42 PM)Octo Wrote:  I'm not going until I can stay at a space hotel. coffeetime.gif


I agree with you absolutely Octo.

http://www.spacefuture.com/tourism/hotels.shtml

And new and exciting entertainment, not like here on Earth.

01-05-2013, 05:22 PM #11
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01-05-2013, 05:23 PM #12
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(01-05-2013, 05:22 PM)Kreeper Wrote:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhSYbRiYwTY


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Hey, if David Bowie will do a concert at a space hotel, I'm in.

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01-05-2013, 05:28 PM #13
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Quote:It had to happen: A start-up company is offering rides to the moon. Book your seat now — though it's going to set you back $750 million (it's unclear if that includes baggage fees).

Of course it doesn't include baggage fees. 13.gif chuckle.gif

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/...92388.html
01-05-2013, 05:29 PM #14
Octo Mother Superior
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It would be fun to do...stuff...in zero gravity. yay.gif
01-05-2013, 05:32 PM #15
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(01-05-2013, 05:29 PM)Octo Wrote:  It would be fun to do...stuff...in zero gravity. yay.gif


Stuff? 13.gif


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