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Space Tourism Discussion

  1. Jan 15, 2004 #1

    enigma

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  3. Jan 19, 2004 #2

    Ivan Seeking

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    One of the most enticing ideas that I have heard mentioned is that of human powered flight. The discussion I heard involved plans [involving a Japanese Hotel Company] for lunar games. The suggestion is that due to the 1/6 gravity, a large arena could be built on the moon in which a person could fly like a bird. This would be a little different that weightlessness; and surely it has its own appeal.

    Also, we all know that for any practical system the launch must be much less exciting than now. More like a 4 or 3 than a 1.

    I am betting on space elevators as the best solution.
     
  4. Jan 20, 2004 #3

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    Sounds cool.

    Way outside of the project I'm working on's scope, but cool nonetheless.

    This project needs to be operational by 2010.

    At least 5 passengers, at least 2 crew, at least 250km up, at least 2 orbits, less than $20M per ticket.
     
  5. Jan 20, 2004 #4

    Ivan Seeking

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    Um, I don't think Tsunami and I can save up 40M in three years.
     
  6. Jan 20, 2004 #5

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    I said LESS than! Less than!

    You only need $39.95M
     
  7. Jan 20, 2004 #6

    Ivan Seeking

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    Oh good! That will work.

    Tsunami, your gonna have to start working the bars again to help pay for this.
     
  8. Jan 20, 2004 #7

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    OK, dear. Same plan? You work your side of town and I work mine? And don't go giving your 10% discount for referrals again! I can't afford that!!!
     
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