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Space Tourism Survey

  1. Jan 15, 2004 #1

    enigma

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    I am doing preliminary market research for a space tourism project. Could you please fill out this survey regarding the prospect of taking a visit to space?

    Since I will need to sift through the information, please post anything other than survey responses in this thread. Thank you.

    -enigma

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    Space Tourism Survey

    Space tourism has always been a concept filled with possibility and excitement. However, only two people have ever paid to go into space. The cost of these two space tourism stints were somewhere between 15 and 20 million dollars. Keep this fact in mind as you answer the questions below.

    1. Would you be interested in taking a 3-24 hour trip into space as a tourist/vacationer if money was not an issue? If no, feel free to answer any other questions you feel are valid.


    2. How long, between 3 and 24 hours, would you like the trip to last?


    3. If money were an issue, how many years’ savings would you be willing to spend on such a trip?


    4. How long would you be willing to train for such a trip?


    5. Rank from 1 to 9, with 1 being the most appealing, and 9 being the least appealing, the following space tourism activities. If there is another activity you can think of, add it to the list and then rank out 10 instead of 9.

    ___ - viewing the Earth (in general)

    ___ - experiencing "weightlessness" ('flying', floating, tumbling)

    ___ - eating in zero gravity conditions (playing with floating food)

    ___ - stargazing without Earth's atmospheric interference (telescope)

    ___ - real-time communication (audio & video) with people on the Earth

    ___ - experiencing launch and atmospheric reentry

    ___ - viewing specific areas of the Earth

    ___ - high resolution photography of the Earth

    ___ - taking a “space walk”

    ___ - _______________________________________

    6. Other than essentials (food, water, clothing, pressure suit, helmet), what would you want to bring with you on the trip?


    Thank you for your participation.
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2004
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    1>yes
    2>24 or more
    3>I'd skip almost all other vacations in exchange for this one.
    4>Isn't it presently 6 months? I'd be fine with that.
    5>I'm too lazt right now, but will edit later.
    6>condoms and a hooker
     
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  5. Jan 15, 2004 #4

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  6. Jan 16, 2004 #5
    1. Would you be interested in taking a 3-24 hour trip into space as a tourist/vacationer if money was not an issue? If no, feel free to answer any other questions you feel are valid.
    Yes

    2. How long, between 3 and 24 hours, would you like the trip to last?
    24 h

    3. If money were an issue, how many years’ savings would you be willing to spend on such a trip?
    2 years

    4. How long would you be willing to train for such a trip?
    4 months

    5. Rank from 1 to 9, with 1 being the most appealing, and 9 being the least appealing, the following space tourism activities. If there is another activity you can think of, add it to the list and then rank out 10 instead of 9.

    _1__ - viewing the Earth (in general)

    _2__ - experiencing "weightlessness" ('flying', floating, tumbling)

    _9__ - eating in zero gravity conditions (playing with floating food)

    _6__ - stargazing without Earth's atmospheric interference (telescope)

    _8__ - real-time communication (audio & video) with people on the Earth

    _5__ - experiencing launch and atmospheric reentry

    _4__ - viewing specific areas of the Earth

    _7__ - high resolution photography of the Earth

    _3__ - taking a “space walk”

    ___ - _______________________________________

    6. Other than essentials (food, water, clothing, pressure suit, helmet), what would you want to bring with you on the trip?
    A maths book
     
  7. Jan 16, 2004 #6

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    Thanks for participating!

    Keep them coming!
     
  8. Jan 19, 2004 #7

    Ivan Seeking

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    EDIT: I had transposed two numbers.
     
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2004
  9. Jan 21, 2004 #8

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    1. Would you be interested in taking a 3-24 hour trip into space as a tourist/vacationer if money was not an issue? If no, feel free to answer any other questions you feel are valid.

    Yes

    2. How long, between 3 and 24 hours, would you like the trip to last?

    24

    3. If money were an issue, how many years’ savings would you be willing to spend on such a trip?

    2

    4. How long would you be willing to train for such a trip?

    A month or two

    5. Rank from 1 to 9, with 1 being the most appealing, and 9 being the least appealing, the following space tourism activities. If there is another activity you can think of, add it to the list and then rank out 10 instead of 9.

    I assume for this you want us to rank these in order of preference? In other words, each is not rated on a scale of 1-9, but instead we just put them in order from most desirable to least? In any case, I'll go with that assumption for now.

    _3__ - viewing the Earth (in general)

    _4__ - experiencing "weightlessness" ('flying', floating, tumbling)

    _9__ - eating in zero gravity conditions (playing with floating food)

    _5__ - stargazing without Earth's atmospheric interference (telescope)

    _8__ - real-time communication (audio & video) with people on the Earth

    _10__ - experiencing launch and atmospheric reentry (yeah so I'm a wuss)

    _6__ - viewing specific areas of the Earth

    _7__ - high resolution photography of the Earth

    _2__ - taking a “space walk”

    _1__ - zero gravity sex!!

    6. Other than essentials (food, water, clothing, pressure suit, helmet), what would you want to bring with you on the trip?

    Camera. Video recorder. Drawing pad/notebook and pencils/pens. MP3 player. Psychoactive substances (heheh, just kidding-- maybe. :smile:)

    edit: oh, girlfriend too-- don't know if that counts for this q tho
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2004
  10. Jan 21, 2004 #9

    Tsu

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    Re: Re: Space Tourism Survey

    Well, yeah! Unless you plan on having that much desired zero-gravity sex by yourself...
     
  11. Jan 21, 2004 #10

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    Re: Re: Re: Space Tourism Survey

    I didn't want to make myself look bad after you and Ivan were so considerate for eachother. :wink:
     
  12. Jan 21, 2004 #11

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    Re: Re: Re: Re: Space Tourism Survey

    Awwww.... That's sweet. But there's no WAY one of us is going on THIS trip without the other one!:wink:
     
  13. Jan 21, 2004 #12

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    Asimov in "The Gods Themselves" talks of how extraordinarily messy this is in a low gravity environment... Make sure everything is clamped down fully. :wink:

    1. Would you be interested in taking a 3-24 hour trip into space as a tourist/vacationer if money was not an issue? If no, feel free to answer any other questions you feel are valid.
    Yes.

    2. How long, between 3 and 24 hours, would you like the trip to last?
    24 hours. Too long may cause health problems, though.

    3. If money were an issue, how many years’ savings would you be willing to spend on such a trip?
    Around 3 or 4. A monthly payment plan would be nice.

    4. How long would you be willing to train for such a trip?
    6 Months. Consider it as part of the "experience".

    5. Rank from 1 to 9, with 1 being the most appealing, and 9 being the least appealing, the following space tourism activities. If there is another activity you can think of, add it to the list and then rank out 10 instead of 9.
    4 - viewing the Earth (in general)

    3 - experiencing "weightlessness" ('flying', floating, tumbling)

    8 - eating in zero gravity conditions (playing with floating food)

    2 - stargazing without Earth's atmospheric interference (telescope)

    9 - real-time communication (audio & video) with people on the Earth
    <Geez. Part of the fun of being a space tourist is to get away from these people.>

    6 - experiencing launch and atmospheric reentry

    7 - viewing specific areas of the Earth

    5 - high resolution photography of the Earth

    1 - taking a “space walk”

    6. Other than essentials (food, water, clothing, pressure suit, helmet), what would you want to bring with you on the trip?
    Ah... There are so many things... I could make a model of the solar system with pasticine and elastic bands, and see that sort of motion in reality... A big tub of water to see how bubbles form in space. (I wonder... is it possible to have a soap bubble in a vacuum?) One of those sealed "biosphere" jars that I can hurl into space. A print copy of the Onion so extraterrestrials get completely confused about Earth society. The list is endless...
     
  14. Jan 22, 2004 #13
    1. Would you be interested in taking a 3-24 hour trip into space as a tourist/vacationer if money was not an issue? If no, feel free to answer any other questions you feel are valid.
    YES, GOD YES.

    2. How long, between 3 and 24 hours, would you like the trip to last?
    As long as possible. Days. Weeks.


    3. If money were an issue, how many years’ savings would you be willing to spend on such a trip?
    Upwards of 5.

    4. How long would you be willing to train for such a trip?
    I'm not sure. How long does training normally take? Maybe 6 months?


    5. Rank from 1 to 9, with 1 being the most appealing, and 9 being the least appealing, the following space tourism activities. If there is another activity you can think of, add it to the list and then rank out 10 instead of 9.

    3 - viewing the Earth (in general)

    4 - experiencing "weightlessness" ('flying', floating, tumbling)

    6 - eating in zero gravity conditions (playing with floating food)

    5 - stargazing without Earth's atmospheric interference (telescope)

    10 - real-time communication (audio & video) with people on the Earth

    7 - experiencing launch and atmospheric reentry

    8 - viewing specific areas of the Earth

    9 - high resolution photography of the Earth

    2 - taking a “space walk”

    1 - Going to the moon. _______________________________________

    6. Other than essentials (food, water, clothing, pressure suit, helmet), what would you want to bring with you on the trip?

    High-quality camera, video camera, mp3 player (Bring Holst's The Planets :D, psychedelics, a telescope.
     
  15. Jan 22, 2004 #14

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    Hi Enigma !
    OF COOOOOOOUUUUUURSEEEEEEE !!!! Hmm... that's an affirmative. :wink:
    Hmm... that's a tough one...
    Can I get a few months to think about it...
    Provided I had an average sallary ? I suppose, 3 years.
    A few months, but it would depend on weather I do
    have a regular job or am just some bored millionare. :wink:
    A baseball and club and probably a football too. :wink:
    It was... fun.

    Live long and prosper.
     
  16. Jan 22, 2004 #15

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    Yeah, but think of all the pos... er, ah, possibilities!
     
  17. Jan 22, 2004 #16

    enigma

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    Think of all the cleanup...

    I hate to sound like a jerk, but can the discussion please be moved to the discussion thread?

    Thanks,
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2004
  18. Jan 22, 2004 #17

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    1. Would you be interested in taking a 3-24 hour trip into space as a tourist/vacationer if money was not an issue? If no, feel free to answer any other questions you feel are valid.
    Yes

    2. How long, between 3 and 24 hours, would you like the trip to last?
    ~10 hours

    3. If money were an issue, how many years’ savings would you be willing to spend on such a trip?
    ~0.1

    4. How long would you be willing to train for such a trip?
    ~6 months (depends on the company)

    5. Rank from 1 to 9, with 1 being the most appealing, and 9 being the least appealing, the following space tourism activities. If there is another activity you can think of, add it to the list and then rank out 10 instead of 9.

    _2__ - viewing the Earth (in general)

    _3__ - experiencing "weightlessness" ('flying', floating, tumbling)

    _6__ - eating in zero gravity conditions (playing with floating food)

    _4__ - stargazing without Earth's atmospheric interference (telescope)

    ___ - real-time communication (audio & video) with people on the Earth

    _5__ - experiencing launch and atmospheric reentry

    ___ - viewing specific areas of the Earth

    ___ - high resolution photography of the Earth

    _1__ - taking a “space walk”

    ___ - _______________________________________

    6. Other than essentials (food, water, clothing, pressure suit, helmet), what would you want to bring with you on the trip? wine and chocolate (how's it feel to be under the affluence of incohol in gero-z?)
     
  19. Jan 24, 2004 #18

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    *Bump* :wink:

    Thanks all!
     
  20. Feb 13, 2004 #19
    1. Would you be interested in taking a 3-24 hour trip into space as a tourist/vacationer if money was not an issue? If no, feel free to answer any other questions you feel are valid.

    Yes, if it is as save as flying on a plane.


    2. How long, between 3 and 24 hours, would you like the trip to last?

    No more than 3, anything longer than that would be ennerving.


    3. If money were an issue, how many years?savings would you be willing to spend on such a trip?

    one month?


    4. How long would you be willing to train for such a trip?

    3 nights.


    5. Rank from 1 to 9, with 1 being the most appealing, and 9 being the least appealing, the following space tourism activities. If there is another activity you can think of, add it to the list and then rank out 10 instead of 9.

    ___ - viewing the Earth (in general)

    1

    ___ - experiencing "weightlessness" ('flying', floating, tumbling)

    1

    ___ - eating in zero gravity conditions (playing with floating food)

    2

    ___ - stargazing without Earth's atmospheric interference (telescope)

    2

    ___ - real-time communication (audio & video) with people on the Earth

    9

    ___ - experiencing launch and atmospheric reentry

    9

    ___ - viewing specific areas of the Earth

    8

    ___ - high resolution photography of the Earth
    9

    ___ - taking a “space walk?/b>

    2

    ___ - _______________________________________

    6. Other than essentials (food, water, clothing, pressure suit, helmet), what would you want to bring with you on the trip?

    my boyfriend and my cat
     
  21. Feb 13, 2004 #20
    Space Tourism Survey


    1. Would you be interested in taking a 3-24 hour trip into space as a tourist/vacationer if money was not an issue? If no, feel free to answer any other questions you feel are valid.

    YES

    2. How long, between 3 and 24 hours, would you like the trip to last?

    24 hours - the longer the better

    3. If money were an issue, how many years’ savings would you be willing to spend on such a trip?

    It's a vacation so I don't beleive a couple years savings should go into it - more like having the equivalent of a couple months salaries.

    4. How long would you be willing to train for such a trip?

    A month

    5. Rank from 1 to 9, with 1 being the most appealing, and 9 being the least appealing, the following space tourism activities. If there is another activity you can think of, add it to the list and then rank out 10 instead of 9.

    __2_ - viewing the Earth (in general)

    __3_ - experiencing "weightlessness" ('flying', floating, tumbling)

    _8__ - eating in zero gravity conditions (playing with floating food)

    _1__ - stargazing without Earth's atmospheric interference (telescope)

    __6_ - real-time communication (audio & video) with people on the Earth

    _4__ - experiencing launch and atmospheric reentry

    __5_ - viewing specific areas of the Earth

    __6_ - high resolution photography of the Earth

    __7_ - taking a “space walk”

    ___ - _______________________________________

    6. Other than essentials (food, water, clothing, pressure suit, helmet), what would you want to bring with you on the trip?

    Will need to think bout that one but intercourse in sapce is very appealing...
     
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