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ScottA 12-17-2011 03:58 PM

The future of space flight
 
This is beyond cool.


And make no mistake. They will succeed at this.

Vikingdad 12-18-2011 02:12 AM

Not only will they succeed but they will do so at well under what the government spends on NASA.

Bigdog57 12-19-2011 12:25 AM

If ol' Howard Huges was still alive, this would be the "Spruce Goose II". I so hope they succeed - the only way space travel will truly become viable is for major Industry to get into the act. Only they have the deep pockets to fund the initial investments in bases, fuels, and other upfront costs. Show them that huge profits can be gotten 'out there', then just get out of their way! We'll have a Starbucks on Mars before you know it....... :cool:

MrWray 12-19-2011 12:47 AM

I think that it would be cool if they made it safe and affordable. Maybe build a space resort and hotel,that would be a b@dass vacation. That would definately be something that i would love to do

Vikingdad 12-20-2011 12:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Bigdog57 (Post 655118)
We'll have a Starbucks on Mars before you know it....... :cool:

Yeah, great. Land on Mars and trash it with a Starbucks.

Georgiahunter 12-20-2011 08:43 PM

Just think about shooting competitions in space! Virtually no gravity= no bullet drop. It would take a lot less skill to shoot a mile and hit your target.

Vikingdad 12-21-2011 03:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Georgiahunter (Post 656313)
Just think about shooting competitions in space! Virtually no gravity= no bullet drop. It would take a lot less skill to shoot a mile and hit your target.

yeah, but the recoil would send you into the Sun.

Georgiahunter 12-21-2011 04:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Vikingdad

yeah, but the recoil would send you into the Sun.

True, maybe a wall behind you to keep you from flying off?

Vikingdad 12-21-2011 05:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Georgiahunter (Post 656942)
True, maybe a wall behind you to keep you from flying off?

Anchored on what? :confused:

Also, I have heard people ask if a gun would fire in a vacuum because there is no oxygen. It will because the propellants are self-oxidizing, but 100% of your load data would be for nothing.

Vikingdad 12-21-2011 05:39 PM

It would be cool if the video covered re-entry of the spacecraft after the mission is complete. I presume it would be a splashdown in the ocean?? Also, how far off in the future will they have a functional prototype?


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