When is someone going to honor
all those PanAm spaceflight tickets that were sold in the 60's. If I had the cash I would do it just for the PR alone ;) Ahh, those were the days, for those of us old enough to remember them...........
Space tourism entrepreneurs at Virgin Galactic are poised to unveil the mothership that will launch the fabulously wealthy on ballistic arcs outside the Earth's atmosphere. British billionaire Sir Richard Branson and American aerospace engineer Burt Rutan on Monday will host the public debut of WhiteKnightTwo at the Mojave …
I guess it wouldn't sell tickets if it were called what it actually is, which is "Virgin quite high in the atmosphere-ic."
Perhaps Branson would be the first to perform an extra vehicular tropospheric walk for us... no, that would be too much to hope for.
he was kinda cool, but now the Phorm thing is bad bad bad.
This space thing, wasn't this to do with the winner of his Yanky program; the futon guy.
Well I am still waiting for the space elevator, but I have noticed no one is really taking space seriously, there are tons of resources out, we could strip mine mars, and the lack of friction may make it cheaper than shipping.
"Lets hope they fit it with good tracking devices as we dont want another 10 Steve Fossetts do we?
Saying that though, space would make the Nevada Desert look like a village green...
Is anyone still looking for that guy by the way or his is missus too busy spending his billions?" ..... By pctechxp Posted Sunday 27th July 2008 20:14 GMT
Here is some further "expert" news on that speculation, pctechxp .... http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2462912/Adventurer-Steve-Fossett-may-have-faked-his-own-death.html
"Once it breaks free, SpaceShipTwo will fire its rockets and take six passengers on a 2 1/2 hour ride into the Earth's thermosphere."
Perhaps one might like to think about that statement! Isn't it the whole journey from start to finich is 2.5 Hrs? and after a 2+ hour ascent, SpaceShipTwo is released fires its rocket for say 2-3 minutes and then plummets like a ballistic projectile in a timeframe which is likely to be far less than that stated! go ask a red devil!
>Scaled Composites, now owned by Northrop Grumman Corp is currently appealing a $28,870 state fine for workplace violations in connection with the explosion.
3 dead and 3 seriously injured, total fine $28,870
Jeez you gotta love the capitalist system when thats the best they can do :(
Oh and lay off us Telephone Sanitation Engineers you lot, we provide a vital service. Surely better to fill it with the TV execs who bring us the endless reality tripe. Actually, we could turn it into a show, ' Im a Golgafrincham Celebrity, get me off this planet'
Think I will TM that one just in case :)
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