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Will tourists beat NASA back to the Moon ?

Posted on Monday, 31 October, 2005 | Comment icon 11 comments


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"On July 20, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and "Buzz" Aldrin stepped onto the Sea of Tranquility, becoming the first humans to grace the moon."

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Comment icon #2 Posted by Milo on 31 October, 2005, 20:03
tourist and business are most likely to open space travel. which is good but at 100 million...wow! I agree, though I "Theorize" Business/Industry will be the driving force, REAL tourism will follow. I also "Theorize" that until a craft capable of taking off, achieving orbit, and returning economically is developed, space tourism will remain just a dream for the “Average” person.
Comment icon #3 Posted by AztecInca on 1 November, 2005, 4:50
I agree, government agencies wont be the real push behind space travel. Business and Industry will eventually lead the way but sadly in my lifetime unless I win the lottery numerous times I wont get to experience space travel.
Comment icon #4 Posted by scarykidfromhell on 1 November, 2005, 22:43
ok. there is no air in space...... right ? so why is the american flag swaying as if it is was in the wind? is there an explanation for that ? and if no....We have never been on the moon and two rich business guys will be the first!
Comment icon #5 Posted by ericraven2003 on 1 November, 2005, 22:47
ok. there is no air in space...... right ? so why is the american flag swaying as if it is was in the wind? is there an explanation for that ? and if no....We have never been on the moon and two rich business guys will be the first! Do some research. In the conspiracy seciton, look for fake moon landing. Every objection has been overcome. We went to the moon.
Comment icon #6 Posted by rane on 2 November, 2005, 2:33
freakin' hell, its Majestic 12 all over again...except this time, they know the poor aren't leaving this planet any time soon ROBOT: THATS JUST TOO *BLEEPIN* MUCH FOR A SPACE TOUR, WHEN OTHER EXTRATERRESTRIALS, WHOM I WILL REFRAIN FROM EXPLAINING, DO IT FOR FREE. but thats because othe rplanets have realized that money isn't nessicary when you can have a commune.. i really hope we don't return till we have some close-ups of those glass domes, and ramps on the moon..what about that giant star of david?...
Comment icon #7 Posted by MrVelvet on 3 November, 2005, 17:52
NASA's time is over. Spaceship One proved that the technology that NASA uses is inferior (bought from the cheapest bidder for many items) to that of more talented and open minded engineers that don't play the political bulls^&* that NASA does. NASA is the epitome of bureaucracy. While I grant that NASA has done some worthwhile things during it's history, one can only wonder if a little corporate competition (sprinkled with a little greed) would have not only given a safer, better, more inexpensive product, but faster overall results as well. (Not to mention the probable explorative co-oper... [More]
Comment icon #8 Posted by ROGER on 3 November, 2005, 18:47
I read at one time that the U.S. government is run by committee . And the definition of Commitee is a "Many headed creature with no BRAINS". Over the years I have seen NASA programs start with good Ideas , spend Millions on Research and Development , and the have a New Political Party come in and Cancel the programs. Private Industry can not Afford to do this. They must bring an Idea to fruition , make a profit , then up grade the procedures to save operating costs. In 20 to 40 years we will have in Orbit Hotels and Casino Gambling! Because there is money to be made from it! In My Opinion!
Comment icon #9 Posted by PadawanOsswe on 4 November, 2005, 4:17
it would be kinda hard to roll dice in zero gravity though....
Comment icon #10 Posted by pallidin on 4 November, 2005, 5:08
NASA's time is over. Spaceship One proved that the technology that NASA uses is inferior (bought from the cheapest bidder for many items) to that of more talented and open minded engineers that don't play the political bulls^&* that NASA does. NASA is the epitome of bureaucracy. While I grant that NASA has done some worthwhile things during it's history, one can only wonder if a little corporate competition (sprinkled with a little greed) would have not only given a safer, better, more inexpensive product, but faster overall results as well. (Not to mention the probable explorative co-oper... [More]
Comment icon #11 Posted by whoa182 on 4 November, 2005, 5:23
The feather mode on SpaceShipOne creates high drag to stop heat build up like we have on nasa's shuttle. This feather mode slows down re-entry speed into the atmosphere and there is obviously less heat build up. If feather mode failed then SpaceShipOne would burn up and/or break apart.


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