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Virgin Airlines to offer spaceflight

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  1. Slammed90Lude

    Slammed90Lude Senior Member

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    90 accord Chicks dig the box Moderator VIP

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    not really.

    how much do you think it costs to develop the technology, test it, train the crew, and buy the fuel?
     
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    no i understand the costs and if taken into consideration i can understand why the price has to be so high


    i am under the impression though that this is basically go up, be weightless for 5 minutes and come down- unless it's to severly decrease travel times, i think it's pointless- I could find a lot better things to do with 180k than float in the air for 5 minutes but that's just MO
     
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    i read somewhere a trip in space from new york to london would take ~90 minutes, compaired to the 12+ hours of a regular airplane..
     
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    ok well in that case, yes it would certainly be worth it

    but from what i read in that article it seemed like it was initially just going to be for fun :shrug:
     
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    All the rappers ands movie stars I guarantee would fork out that kind of cash. A lot of people probably carry that kind of cash in their shoe.
     
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    Dude, thats like, TOTALLY outta this world dude!

    mAD k3Wl y0!

    . . . dont quote me on this, but i think in Russia you can do that stuff alread - and fly a mig 29 lol.
     
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    that better come with a virgin for 5 minutes in zero G's for $189K...
     
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    hahaha . . .:laugh:

    but if you think about it, the entire thing is marketed toward people with too much money. . . . people like Gates, Trump, and of corse B.
     
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    did you guys see the vid?
    he almost crashed! LMAO

    let me find it
     
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    That barrel roll, and "loss of control" is called "Showboating". It's classic in x-perimental flight.

    "oopoopoopoop There we go !"... Prolly staged.



    -> Steve

    It's still cool as hell. They crashed the spaceshipone in ... February I think. And it survived well.
     
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