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Poll: Space Tourism (14 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you think Space Tourism is a good thing?

  1. Yes (11 votes [78.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 78.57%

  2. No (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Undecided (3 votes [21.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.43%

If ticket prices were affordable would you take a trip into space?

  1. Yes (12 votes [85.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 85.71%

  2. No, it's too dangerous (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. No, I'd rather spend the money on something else (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. No, I'm scared of flying (1 votes [7.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.14%

  5. No for a different reason (please post and specify) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Undecided (1 votes [7.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.14%

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#1    Waspie_Dwarf

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 08:54 AM

With Virgin Galactic due to take paying passengers into space later this year and other companies preparing to enter the market we stand on the edge of a new space age.

At the moment ticket prices are so high that only the rich can afford them, but, as with air travel, fares are likely to fall.

So the questions I'm asking are:
Is space tourism a good idea?

If ticket prices fell to an affordable level would you book a flight into space? If not why not.

I guess if you know my posts then you'll  know my answers... absolutely yes to both.

I look forward to your replies.

Edited by Waspie_Dwarf, 19 July 2014 - 09:00 AM.

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#2    Lilly

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 10:25 AM

It's a good thing IMO. But, 'Hell No' to going myself!

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#3    Waspie_Dwarf

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 10:38 AM

Lilly, I put in that option just for you.

"Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-boggingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the street to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space." - The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams 1952 - 2001

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#4    Lilly

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 04:35 PM

View PostWaspie_Dwarf, on 19 July 2014 - 10:38 AM, said:

Lilly, I put in that option just for you.

I had a feeling you might have...thanks! :tu:

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 10:56 PM

How about the Option,Lotto tickets ?

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#6    skookum

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 02:56 PM

Is any company given an actual date for their first flight yet?

Seemed to be so many testing various things out but it has all gone quiet again.

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 03:15 PM

I had to vote undecided for both.

I really like the notion of space tourism, but considering how tourism can be, I'm a little leery about it. Tourists can be rather neglectful and rude about where they visit, and the people catering to tourists can be almost as bad, sticking it for the buck. I might be biased because I live in a tourist area though.

My indecision about tourism itself makes me not sure if I would be a tourist and buy a ticket. I think it would be fantastic to do it in theory though.

Your ad hominem connotes your sciolism. Now that is some funny commentary.

#8    Waspie_Dwarf

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 01:46 PM

View Postrashore, on 24 July 2014 - 03:15 PM, said:

Tourists can be rather neglectful and rude about where they visit, and the people catering to tourists can be almost as bad, sticking it for the buck.

When I started the poll I wasn't really thinking that far ahead.

Whilst I don't doubt that one day there will be tourist trips to the Moon or Mars I was thinking more short term, for trips like Virgin and XCOR have planned; suborbital trips that just take you above the 62 mile limit that constitutes the start of space and then back to where you started. As the flights will only be a few hours long, with only a few minutes spent in space, and no one will leave the craft I don't expect this to be a problem for a while yet.

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 01:56 PM

I voted Yes on both questions because I'd love to go into space. I always wanted to be an astronaut but was too scared and not fully trained. It's a very exciting trip, if you think about it. A few weeks ago I dreamt about being in a space ship for a holiday.

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 02:03 PM

View PostWaspie_Dwarf, on 25 July 2014 - 01:46 PM, said:

When I started the poll I wasn't really thinking that far ahead.

Whilst I don't doubt that one day there will be tourist trips to the Moon or Mars I was thinking more short term, for trips like Virgin and XCOR have planned; suborbital trips that just take you above the 62 mile limit that constitutes the start of space and then back to where you started. As the flights will only be a few hours long, with only a few minutes spent in space, and no one will leave the craft I don't expect this to be a problem for a while yet.

Oh, well.. If it's just for launch trips, my poll answers would have been yes and yes then :yes:

Your ad hominem connotes your sciolism. Now that is some funny commentary.

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 03:04 PM

Yes.....Would love to go.

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