MichaelJ

Part of Space Ship Two Unveiled

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I really loved SpaceShipOne, well now some parts of SpaceShipTwo has been unveiled :D

Video of it

http://www.space.com/php/video/player.php?...rgin_galactic01

With its accompanying article and some photos

http://www.space.com/news/060828_spaceshiptwo_next.html

It certainly is an exciting time to be alive, knowing that in my lifetime, will be able to reach out to the solar system and have all the business opportunities that exist out there! :)

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And one more link, to the main site itself - http://www.virgingalactic.com/

I really like the video clip they feature on the main site.

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For now all I can do is imagen what it would be like to be a passenger. But, someday I would love to turn that imagination into reality and actually see the curvature of the Earth. Wow, what a great trip that would be!

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$200,000 for a flight.... I sure hope the prices will go down (which of course they will as long as the industry doesn't get aborted by stiffling regulations).

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I hope they do allow old people to go up.

I figure that if I go old in 70 years time, I would have lots of equity in the house and other stuff that isn't used, so I could sell it, rent a nice place for my final years of my life(which I doubt would be many after 93) and use the house money to go on that trip as one of my very last big adventures of my life. :)

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I hope they do allow old people to go up.

I figure that if I go old in 70 years time, I would have lots of equity in the house and other stuff that isn't used, so I could sell it, rent a nice place for my final years of my life(which I doubt would be many after 93) and use the house money to go on that trip as one of my very last big adventures of my life. :)

Barring the collapse of civilization (give the teachers of environmentalism more time...), there should some incredible new technology 50 years from now. There ought to be many options for space flight, and it's possible (I would go out on a limb and say probable) that biomedical research will have methods for extending life to some degree. My guess is that you'll be able to go on a space ride and have money left over to enhance and prolong your body, both.

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I think so too, the changes in the past 50 years in the world have been incredible. Heck, even in my brief lifespan, the changes have been huge.

But, I plan based on what technology I know exists now and adjust plans accordingly as new stuff comes out over time. :)

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And one more link, to the main site itself - http://www.virgingalactic.com/

I really like the video clip they feature on the main site.

Very inspiring, Michael!

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But, I plan based on what technology I know exists now and adjust plans accordingly as new stuff comes out over time. :D

I just saw this news article. A man is trading 2,000,000 frequent flier miles for the space trip. One more incentive to make those long international flights :)

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