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Private space exploration.

Postby 2dimes on Fri May 17, 2013 9:11 am

Well it's almost ready to go sub orbital. Get out your wallets.
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Postby Funkyterrance on Fri May 17, 2013 2:40 pm

Screw that unless you've got a death wish or something. The calculated risk just doesn't add up imho.
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Postby 2dimes on Fri May 17, 2013 4:53 pm

Seriously? I'd fly that thing myself if they let me. Scaled composites makes great stuff there's a reason ss1 won the X prize.
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Postby TA1LGUNN3R on Fri May 17, 2013 9:05 pm

Funkyterrance wrote:Screw that unless you've got a death wish or something. The calculated risk just doesn't add up imho.


I'm sure walking on the sidewalk is statistically more dangerous.

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Re: Private space exploration.

Postby Funkyterrance on Fri May 17, 2013 9:26 pm

2dimes wrote:Seriously? I'd fly that thing myself if they let me. Scaled composites makes great stuff there's a reason ss1 won the X prize.

If you want to put your life in the hands of Chinese instruments while outside of the Earth's atmosphere, be my guest but I'm leaving the space exploration to the truly insane AKA astronauts.
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That's very rational and probably true but I can think of few more terrifying ways to die than permanently leaving the Earth's orbit.
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Postby nietzsche on Fri May 17, 2013 10:03 pm

DId you have a proctologist appointment 2dimes?
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Postby Woodruff on Sat May 18, 2013 12:19 am

Funkyterrance wrote:That's very rational and probably true but I can think of few more terrifying ways to die than permanently leaving the Earth's orbit.


I can think of few more AWESOME ways to die. You know...if I get to pick.
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Re: Private space exploration.

Postby Funkyterrance on Sat May 18, 2013 12:24 am

Woodruff wrote:I can think of few more AWESOME ways to die. You know...if I get to pick.


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Postby 2dimes on Wed May 22, 2013 9:08 pm

nietzsche wrote:DId you have a proctologist appointment 2dimes?

No.
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Re: Private space exploration.

Postby patches70 on Wed May 22, 2013 9:15 pm

Haha, space ships with 10 million different parts all built by the lowest bidder. What could go wrong?
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Postby Woodruff on Wed May 22, 2013 9:26 pm

patches70 wrote:Haha, space ships with 10 million different parts all built by the lowest bidder. What could go wrong?


What NASA accomplished with essentially "lowest bidder" technology was quite frankly awe-striking.

For instance, did you know that Voyager 1, launched in the 1970s, is currently running on less than 300 watts of power and less computing power than a modern calculator? It's still running, by the way, outside of our Solar System and traveling approximately a million miles each day. It is expected to maintain that until around 2025. That's "lowest bidder" technology when it's done by people with passion.

NASA currently has the technology to get us to Mars and back. But they don't have the funding to move forward with the safety protocols and precautions necessary to ensure the safety of those travelers, which would be necessary before embarking on such a mission.
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Re: Private space exploration.

Postby Funkyterrance on Wed May 22, 2013 9:27 pm

patches70 wrote:Haha, space ships with 10 million different parts all built by the lowest bidder. What could go wrong?


Only this, but it's all just part of Woody's dream getaway:

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Postby Woodruff on Wed May 22, 2013 9:27 pm

Funkyterrance wrote:
patches70 wrote:Haha, space ships with 10 million different parts all built by the lowest bidder. What could go wrong?


Only this, but it's all just part of Woody's dream getaway:


It really is too bad that so many Americans have forgotten how to dream big.
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Re: Private space exploration.

Postby Funkyterrance on Wed May 22, 2013 9:29 pm

Woodruff wrote:
Funkyterrance wrote:
patches70 wrote:Haha, space ships with 10 million different parts all built by the lowest bidder. What could go wrong?


Only this, but it's all just part of Woody's dream getaway:


It really is too bad that so many Americans have forgotten how to dream big.

You know what woody, why don't you explore my private space?
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Re: Private space exploration.

Postby Crazyirishman on Wed May 22, 2013 9:44 pm

Space is probably the best thing to invest in for the future. Eventually we will run out of resources and exceed our carrying capacity here on earth, so those who invest money in space early on will get the biggest return in the long run.

also dying in space wouldn't be so bad, your remains will stay intact longer until you get blasted by gamma rays soon after death.
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