First Private Spaceflight

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  1. DarkEyes

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    Everybody MUST check this out. Spaceship one succeded in it's first space flight. Here is the link. Just think, in about 20 Years time you might be able to take a trip into space for less than $10,000. Just imagine the photo oppurtunity- Earth from Space!

    http://www.scaled.com/projects/tierone/062104-2.htm
     
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    Yup, that's pretty slick. Glad to see someone other than big government getting into space. :)
     
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    And at a fraction of the cost!
     
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    And I really like the piggyback concept as opposed to the direct thrust to orbit idea. Seems like it works a lot smoother--use existing technology to get close to orbit, then a much smaller rocket lift to get the rest of the way.
     
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    Yeah, its cool!

    A round trip to planet Uranus, please!! :)
     
  6. Chase

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    I actually considered trying to get out there to take pictures, but it was out in the middle of no where and they started too damn early (not to mention I would have taken a day off work to do it) :?

    Still thinking I should have done it, maybe I'll make it out there when they actually try for the X prize.
     
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    i thought you were talking about going into space :lol:
    darkeyes's comment got me thinking in the wrong direction
    space is... the middle of nowhere after all
     
  8. Chase

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    Not sure I would be brave enough to do THAT! :lol:
     
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    its a neat thought, but all of the images of earth will look the same. i dont see much of good thing to come from it with that.
     
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    firstly,have u got enough money to do that :twisted:
     
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    Sure, what's a few million dollars ;)
     
  12. vonnagy

    vonnagy have kiwi, will travel...

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    :shock: how can you say that if ya never been? where's your imagination young photong?

    my god, strap me to the pilots seat with me d10! I am ready fer takeoff matey!
     

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